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Nutritional and Microbiological Evaluation of Hydroponically and Conventionally Grown Wheatgrass:A Comparative Study


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Hydroponics is an innovative soil less technology of agriculture that is highly successful in addressing the issues related to food safety and cultivation of seasonal crops/fodder throughout the year. Wheat grass, a nutritional power house is considered as an important source of nutrients for humans. Hydroponically grown wheatgrass gets ready for harvesting with seven days of seed soaking while conventionally grown wheatgrass takes 21 days to reach that stage. A comparative study was carried out to compare the nutritional components and microbiological safety of hydroponically grown wheatgrass vs conventionally grown wheatgrass and observe which one is better and safe for human consumption and health.

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Hydroponics, Wheatgrass, Protein, Phosphorus, Antioxidant Activity, Pathogenic Load.
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Authors

Anup Kalra
Ayurvet Research Foundation, 1<sup>st</sup> Floor, KM Trade Tower, Plot No. H-3, Sector-14, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad-201010, U.P., India
Sarvesh Kumar Upadhyay
Ayurvet Research Foundation, 1<sup>st</sup> Floor, KM Trade Tower, Plot No. H-3, Sector-14, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad-201010, U.P., India
Anil Kanaujia
Ayurvet Research Foundation, 1<sup>st</sup> Floor, KM Trade Tower, Plot No. H-3, Sector-14, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad-201010, U.P., India
Deepti Rai
Ayurvet Research Foundation, 1<sup>st</sup> Floor, KM Trade Tower, Plot No. H-3, Sector-14, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad-201010, U.P., India
Mohan Ji Saxena
Ayurvet Research Foundation, 1<sup>st</sup> Floor, KM Trade Tower, Plot No. H-3, Sector-14, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad-201010, U.P., India
A. C. Varshney
Ayurvet Research Foundation, 1<sup>st</sup> Floor, KM Trade Tower, Plot No. H-3, Sector-14, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad-201010, U.P., India

Abstract


Hydroponics is an innovative soil less technology of agriculture that is highly successful in addressing the issues related to food safety and cultivation of seasonal crops/fodder throughout the year. Wheat grass, a nutritional power house is considered as an important source of nutrients for humans. Hydroponically grown wheatgrass gets ready for harvesting with seven days of seed soaking while conventionally grown wheatgrass takes 21 days to reach that stage. A comparative study was carried out to compare the nutritional components and microbiological safety of hydroponically grown wheatgrass vs conventionally grown wheatgrass and observe which one is better and safe for human consumption and health.

Keywords


Hydroponics, Wheatgrass, Protein, Phosphorus, Antioxidant Activity, Pathogenic Load.

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