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Volume 1 Issue 2

Research Article
September 17, 2020

Nutritional and Anti-Nutritional Study of Juniperus Excelsa (M.Bieb) of Ziarat, Balochistan, Pakistan

Shahbano Ali Kashani1 , Imran Ali2 , Muhammad Sharif Hasni2 , Mudassir Asrar1 , Jabran Ahmad1 , Muhammad Zeeshan Shahzad3 Abstract:

The ecological entity and juristic personality of River Ganga traced from the standpoint of the legal status vis-à-vis the reverJuniper forest of Ziarat, Balochistan, Pakistan is the second largest forest in the world. Ziarat has world oldest Juniper trees. The Juniper forest of Ziarat is in a very bad shape by over- grazing, excessive cutting and overexploitation by the local people. The berries were powdered and used to analyze the nutritional and antinutritional compositions; like (Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Terponoids, Saponins, Pectin, Total Phenols and Steroid contents) were reported in different concentration. Also reported the composition of proteins and carbohydrates, some vitamins (A, B1, B3, and C) were found in varying concentration. These all chemical compounds obtained the responsible for nutritional and antinutritional values. The all chemical compositions suggested that the berries of Juniperus excelsa has the cheap source of nutritional compounds and also have a strong source of anti-oxidant compounds. The presences of these compounds justify the medicinal uses of these berries.