The Bioscan, 2 (4): 315-317, 2007
An International Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
web site: www.thebioscan.in 
DISTRIBUTION OF FREE AND PROTEIN BOUND AMINO ACIDS AND PROTEIN 
CONTENT OF FIVE UNCONVENTIONAL LEAFY VEGETABLES
PURI AMIT KAUR* AND ALKA CHATURVEDI 
Department of Botany, R.T.M. Nagpur University,
Nagpur - 440 033, Maharashtra, INDIA
E-mail: amitp@sifi.com

KEY WORDS
Amino acid
Protein
Thin Layer
Chromatography Unconventional leafy vegetables Received on: 19.03.2007 Accepted on: 22.08.2007 *Corresponding Author

ABSTRACT

Distribution of amino acids in five unconventional leaves used by tribals as food viz. Cassia tora Linn. Achyranthes aspera Linn. Amaranthus blitum. Linn. Alternenthera sessilis. Br. and Oxalis corniculata. Linn. were evaluated. Protein content was found highest in Achyranthes aspera. Amino acid profile was also evaluated in the samples by thin layer chromatography.