Wild plants play a vital role in the health security of Himalayan inhabitants and contribute significantly to their diet. In this report we investigated the nutritional composition of Artemisia maritime growing at high altitudes in the Himalayas. Aerial parts of the species showed the maximum amount of Vitamin C (228.09 mg/100 g), followed by phenolics (196.70 mg/100 g) and total carbohydrate (46.93 mg/100 g). The calorific value was approximately 254.91 mg/100 g in dry aerial parts of the species. As far as the nutritional composition is concerned, potassium content (1753.53 mg/100g) was highest as compared to nitrogen (1366.24 mg/100 g) and calcium (213.9 (mg/100 g) content, respectively.
Bhatt et al., I. D.
"Preliminarily Investigation on Nutritional Properties of Artemesia maritime Linn.,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 83.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/83