Nutrient, Mineral and Bioactive Constituent Evaluation of Bamboo Shoots Grown in Masha area, South- West of Ethiopia

  • Ahmed Awol Mizan Tepi University
Keywords: Mineral composition, bioactive constituent, Bamboo, essential nutrients.


Bamboo shoots grown in Masha area, Ethiopia were studied for nutrient, mineral and bioactive compositions using standard analytical methods. The nutrient composition involves the Moisture content 2.98%, Ash content 14.41%, crude lipid 2.25%, crude fiber 18.81%, crude protein 8.04%, and Carbohydrate 73.14%. Besides to this, the mineral composition of bamboo shoots were potassium 6324.101mg/100g), sodium 19.164mg/100g, calcium 60.449mg/100g, magnesium 118.75mg/100g, copper 1.429mg/100g, zinc 5.647mg/100g, iron 13.594mg/100g and manganese 2.895mg/100g. The bioactive constituent analysis revealed the presence of saponins, flavonids, alkanoids, terpenoids, quinons, tannins and phenols. In the present study, bamboo shoots contained essential nutrients which compare favorably well with those of wild edible leaves in literatures.

Author Biography

Ahmed Awol, Mizan Tepi University
department of chemistry,Mizan Tepi University


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