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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 13, No. 4, 2009, pp. 21-22
Bioline Code: ja09050
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2009, pp. 21-22

 en The Proximate and Elemental Analysis of some Leafy Vegetables Grown in Minna and Environs
Saidu, A.N & Jideobi, N.G.

Abstract

Four different leafy vegetables grown and commonly consumed in Minna and it’s environ was analysed with a view to determine the nutrient content of these vegetables. The vegetables are water leaf ( Talinum triangulare check for this species in other resources ), fluted pumpkin ( Telferia occidentalis check for this species in other resources ), bitter leaf ( Vernonia amygdalina check for this species in other resources ) and drumstick ( Moringa oleifera check for this species in other resources ).Among the four leafy vegetables, Talinum triangulare contains the highest amount moisture (91.6%), Vernonia had the highest ash and lipid content (2.5%) and (0.7%) respectively. Moringa had the highest amount of protein (2.9%). It is also the richest source of sodium while Telfeiria had the highest K+ ion value. The results obtained in this work clearly indicates that the four leafy vegetables are cheap and readily available source of the nutrients. @ JASEM

 
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