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Nutritive value of water chestnut (Singhara).

Subrahmanyan, V. and Rama Rao, G. and Kuppuswamy, S. and Swaminathan, M. (1954) Nutritive value of water chestnut (Singhara). Bulletin of Central Food Technological Research Institute, 3 (6). pp. 134-135.

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Water chestnut (Trapa bispinosa; Hindusthani -Singhara) is an aquatic plant which is grown in different States of the country. The fruit when tender is eaten raw and when mature usually after being cooked. The dried fruit is also made into flour and used as a partial substitute for cereal flours in various food preparations. The chemical composition of the dried fruit as reported by Aykroyd (2) shows that it is similar to that of the common cereals. The present investigation deals with (i) the value of Singhara as a partial or complete substitute for cereals in poor vegetarian diets and (ii) the biological value of its proteins as compared with wheat proteins.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trapa bispinosa, singhara, aquatic plant, nutritive value
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2012 07:17
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2012 07:17
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/4772

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