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Proximate Composition Study in Leafy Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica Carinata A. Braun) Accessions

Ethiopian mustard is one of the major traditional and common leafy vegetables in Ethiopia. It is a well-known and much-liked component of the local food system and diet. Farmers in Ethiopia grow Brassica carinata as a leafy vegetable in their gardens. This study was conducted to assess the proximate composition in leafy Ethiopian mustard genotypes. A total of 36 Ethiopian mustard genotypes were evaluated for proximate composition analysis (moisture, dry matter and protein content analysis). The research result revealed the presence of highly significant differences among Ethiopian mustard genotypes for all proximate composition analysis. The genotypes had mean values that ranged from 80.60 to 85.61% for moisture content and 14.39 to 19.40% for dry matter content. Acc. 21377 and 208404 had significantly the highest and lowest mean values, for moisture content and the reverse is true for dry matter content, respectively. The lowest moisture content in 208404 is a desirable characteristic for leafy vegetables to be kept for a long time before use. The genotypes had overall mean values of 11.36%, ranging from 6.55 to 14.76% for protein content. Acc. 21336 was characterized by the highest protein content without significant difference with mean values of Acc. 21374, 208598, and Acc. 212665. The variety S67 yellow seed has the lowest protein content. Generally, the Ethiopian mustard genotypes had higher proximate composition than most of leafy vegetable crops.

Composition, Leafy Ethiopian Mustard, Nutritional, Proximate

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Ousman Yimer. (2023). Proximate Composition Study in Leafy Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica Carinata A. Braun) Accessions. International Journal of Ecotoxicology and Ecobiology, 8(3), 37-40.

ACS Style

Ousman Yimer. Proximate Composition Study in Leafy Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica Carinata A. Braun) Accessions. Int. J. Ecotoxicol. Ecobiol. 2023, 8(3), 37-40. doi: 10.11648/j.ijee.20230803.12

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Ousman Yimer. Proximate Composition Study in Leafy Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica Carinata A. Braun) Accessions. Int J Ecotoxicol Ecobiol. 2023;8(3):37-40. doi: 10.11648/j.ijee.20230803.12

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