Tag Archive | Carotenoids

A comparative study of barberry fruits in terms of its nutritive and medicinal contents from CKNP region, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan – JBES

Barberry,Mohammad Saeed Awan, Sartaj Ali, Amjad Ali, Azhar Hussain, Mudasir Ali Qazalbash

Department of Agriculture and Food Technology, Karakorum International University Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Department of Food Technology, PMAS-UAAR, Pakistan

Key words: Barberry, antioxidants, anthocynins, carotenoids, flavonoids, phenolics berberry.


Wild berries have remained as an important part of human nutrition. They are rich in essential nutrients, (sugars, fibers, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals), health promoting phytochemicals (phenolics compounds, flavonoids, carotenoids and tannins) and minerals. Berberry spices are a valuable medicinal shrub grown in Asia and Europe. Continue reading


Effects of fresh leaf materials of Sesbania sesban (L.) Merrill on the growth and photosynthetic pigments of nightshade (Solanum nigrum L. var. popolo) – IJAAR

Solanum nigrumMusyimi D. Mutisya, Okello S. Victor, Sikuku P. Anyango and Mutevu J. Masila

Maseno University, Department of Botany, School of Biological and Physical Sciences, P.O BOX 333, Maseno, Kenya

Key words: Carotenoids, cheaper nutrients, chlorophyll, green manure, Sesbania.


Solanum nigrum L. is one of the African leafy vegetable consumed in Kenya. High cost of inorganic fertilizers has made it inaccessible by smallholder farmers leading to low yields. Continue reading