Moringa hydroponics

Published: 14 January 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/dvzrggnjn9.2
Gerhard Prinsloo


NMR-based metabolomic analyses to identify changes in the leaf metabolite profile of a Moringa oleifera cultivar grown in an open hydroponic system. The main objective of this study was therefore to determine the effect of harvesting frequencies on selected bioactive compounds of a M. oleifera cultivar (PKM1) grown in a hydroponic system under a shade net structure. 1H NMR was used for data acquisition, and MestReNova software was used for the pre-processing of the spectral data. Multivariate data analysis by means of PCA and OPLS-DA was conducted using SIMCA software. Targeted metabolite analysis was used to match the NMR peaks of the compounds with the NMR chemical shifts of the contribution plot.



University of Pretoria, University of South Africa


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Cultivars, Hydroponics