Attributes of seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) to meet nutritional requirements in high altitude

Tsering Stobdan, O. P. Chaurasia, Girish Korekar, Sunil Mundra, Zulfikar Ali, Ashish Yadav, Shashi Bala Singh

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Abstract

The diet of humans living in different geographical and climatic regions of the earth varies greatly in both quantity and composition of foods. Evidence is accumulating that indicates that there is a high risk of malnutrition at high altitude because of the usual lack of fresh food and environmental factors. Lack of nutritious diet in the difficult terrain is a potential stressor that elicits oxidative stress. The excretion of minerals from the body is higher in high altitude condition. The altered nutritional requirement can be met to a large extend by regular consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Results of analysis of Seabuckthorn growing in Leh valley of Trans-Himalaya showed the presence of high content of multivitamins including vitamin C (275 mg/100g), vitamin A (432.4 IU/100g), vitamin E (3.54 mg/100g), Riboflavin (1.45 mg/100g), Niacin (68.4 mg/100g), Pantothenic acid (0.85 mcg/100g), vitamin B-6 (1.12 mg/100g), and vitamin B-2 (5.4 mcg/100g). Similarly, mineral elements composition revealed high amount of minerals including potassium (647.2 mg/l), calcium (176.6 mg/1), iron (30.9 mg/1), magnesium (22.5 mg/1), phosphorous (84.2 mg/1), sodium (414.2 mg/1), zinc (1.4 mg/1), copper (0.7 mg/1), manganese (1.06 mg/1) and selenium (0.53 mg/1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-230
Number of pages5
JournalDefence Science Journal
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • High altitude
  • Hippophae rhamnoides L.
  • Nutrition
  • Seabuckthorn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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