Research Article

Assessment of Total Phenolic and Flavonoid Content, Antioxidant Properties, and Yield of Aeroponically and Conventionally Grown Leafy Vegetables and Fruit Crops: A Comparative Study

Table 1

A comparison of average yield in different leafy vegetables ( ) and fruit crops ( ) grown in the field and aeroponics systems. FG: field grown plants, AG: aeroponic grown plants.

Plant speciesAverage yield per plant (g)Average fruit weight (g)  Average number of fruits produced per plant

Leafy greens
 Basil (Ocimum basilicum)326.64388.14NANANANA
 Chard (Beta vulgaris)228.22246.78NANANANA
 Parsley (Petroselinum  crispum)342.04414.64NANANANA
 Red kale (Brassica oleracea)272.56450.24NANANANA

Fruit crops
 Bell pepper (Capsicum annuum)834.541277.8892.73116.179.0011.00
 Cherry tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)3513.584741.8321.7820.61161.00230.00
 Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)4427.384727.38316.24225.1114.0021.00
 Squash (Cucurbita pepo)836.171249.92167.23208.325.006.00

NA: not applicable.