AMINO ACID PROFILE, NUTRIENTS CONTENT AND YIELD OF CHICKPEA (Cicer arietinum L.) GENOTYPES
Chickpea has significant amounts of all the essential amino acids except sulphur-containing types. It was found that chickpea is a rich source of protein and minerals. The experiments were conducted in a Randomised Complete Block Design with three replications 2013 and 2014 years in South-Eastern Turkey. A total of fifteen varieties, lines and populations were used as materials. In the study were investigated different parameters such as amino acids of protein, seed yield, protein and fat rate in seed, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, manganese, zinc, copper and iron contents and of seeds. The essential amino acid leucine (8.43 mg/100 g in 2013 and 8.59 mg/100 g in 2014) was found in highest concentration, followed by lysine (7.14 mg/100 g in 2013 and 7.27 mg/100 g in 2014) and phenylalanine (5.99 mg/100 g in 2013 and 6.07 mg/100 g in 2014) in the chickpea. Mineral composition of chickpea genotypes showed that they contribute sufficient amount of Ca, P, K, Cu, Zn and Mg in human diets to meet the recommended dietary allowance. According to the average of two years, the highest grain yield was obtained from Diyar-95 variety with 1618 kg ha(-1), the lowest grain yield was obtained from M-1 local population with 1104 kg ha(-1).