African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 718

Full Length Research Paper

Study on the biochemical effects of barley fiber on the hypercholesterolaemic rats

Sakhawat Ali
  • Sakhawat Ali
  • Biotechnology and Food Research Centre, PCSIR Labs Complex, Lahore 54600, Pakistan.
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Saima Nazir
  • Saima Nazir
  • Biotechnology and Food Research Centre, PCSIR Labs Complex, Lahore 54600, Pakistan.
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Shumaila Usman
  • Shumaila Usman
  • Biotechnology and Food Research Centre, PCSIR Labs Complex, Lahore 54600, Pakistan.
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Zahida Nasreen*
  • Zahida Nasreen*
  • Biotechnology and Food Research Centre, PCSIR Labs Complex, Lahore 54600, Pakistan.
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Ume Kalsoom
  • Ume Kalsoom
  • Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, the University of Lahore, Pakistan.
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Tanzeela Inam
  • Tanzeela Inam
  • Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, the University of Lahore, Pakistan.
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  •  Received: 18 May 2011
  •  Accepted: 27 February 2014
  •  Published: 31 May 2014

Abstract

Chemical compositions and nutritive value of Barley (Hordeum vulgare) samples (barley grain and barley hull) were determined by proximate analysis. The percentage value of moisture, ash, protein, fat, fiber, cellulose, lignin and carbohydrate in barley whole grain and hull is deliberated. Moreover, evaluation of functional properties of barley, anti-hypercholesterolaemic effect of barley hull high fiber diet is studied. The in house prepared barley hull high fiber diet proved effective as it lowered the cholesterol levels significantly in hypercholesterolaemic rat.

Key words: Nutritive value, barley and anti hyper cholesterol.