Comparison of the Nutrient Composition and Quality of the Root of Allium hookeri Grown in Korea and Myanmar

국내 및 미얀마에서 재배된 삼채뿌리의 영양성분 및 품질특성 비교

  • Received : 2014.04.15
  • Accepted : 2014.07.14
  • Published : 2014.10.31


This study was conducted to investigate the nutritional components and quality characteristics of the root of Allium hookeri grown in Korea and Myanmar. The root of A. hookeri grown in Hadong, Korea (KR), contained higher levels of carbohydrate, crude ash, and crude lipid, but the root of A. hookeri grown in Shan, Myanmar (MR), contained higher levels of crude protein and crude fiber. The free sugar and organic acid contents were higher in KR than in MR. Fructose, glucose, and sucrose were the major free sugars and arginine was the major free amino acid. KR contained higher amounts of essential amino acids, non-essential amino acids, ${\gamma}$-amino butyric acid, and citrulline than MR. Potassium was a prominent mineral constituent in both KR and MR, and KR contained higher mineral content than MR. KR contained twice the amount of sulfur and crude saponin, relative to MR.


Allium hookeri;proximate composition;free amino acid;sulfur;crude saponin


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