COMPARATIVE ANTINUTRITIONAL AND ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL IN SOME PTERIDOPHYTIC PLANTS
Pteridophytes are the most primitive vascular plants, found in living and fossil conditions. Generally animal avoids feeding on pteridophytic plants, it indicate that these plants may have some kind of toxicity. Antinutritionals are natural or synthetic substances which adversely affect health and growth of human and animal both. In present investigation three pteridophytic plants viz Pteridium aquilinum, Adiantum incisum, Cyathea dealbata were studied for their antinutrional contents as well as antioxidative potential. It is evidence from result that the highest level of tannins and nitrate found in Cyathea dealbata.