Chemical composition of twelve accessions of Moringa oleifera Lam. grown in Mexico.

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Rafael Ruíz-Hernández
Martha Hernández-Rodríguez
Arturo Pérez-Vázquez
Rosy G. Cruz-Monterrosa
Adolfo A. Rayas-Amor

Keywords

moringa, protein, lipids, genetic improvement.

Resumen

Objective: The objective was to evaluate the growth and proximal analysis of twelve accessions of Moringa oleifera Lam. grown in Mexico.


Design/ Methodology/ Approach: The seeds were collected in Veracruz, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Chiapas, and Yucatan. The seeds were sown in a nursery and transplanted in the field in a completely randomized block experimental design. Height, basal diameter, and the number of branches were recorded, and leaves were collected for proximal analysis determination.


Results: Significant statistical differences (P< 0.05) were identified among the accessions based on tree height, basal diameter, number of branches, moisture content, ash, protein, and fat contents.  


Study limitations/implications: Accessions with high growth rates and nutritional characteristics can be selected to establish low-cost food banks.


Result / Finding / Conclusion: The accessions from Chiapas (C1 and C2) were superior to the others in tree height, basal diameter and number of branches, protein, and fat contents.  

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