Post Harvest Storage and Processing Changes in Carotenoids and Micronutrients in Fluted Pumpkin (Telferia occidentalis Hook F.)

  • IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, January 2013, IOSR Journals
  • DOI: 10.9790/2380-0643439

Telfairia occidentalis (Fluted Pumpkin) (ugu) leaf is a good source of Vit A and iron.

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

What is it about?

Detailed compositional analysis of fluted pumpkin leaves shows that it is a good source of iron, Beta carotene, Vitamin K and ascorbic acid.

Why is it important?

Ugu (Fluted pumpkin (Telferia occidentalis) may be used to combat micronutrient deficiency (hidden hunger)


Professor Philippa C OJIMELUKWE
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia state, Nigeria

Include Telferia leaves in your diet to combat hidden hunger

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