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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. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 625-628
Bioline Code: ja11102
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 625-628

 en Nutritional and Anti-nutritional Levels of Some Local Vegetables( Vernomia anydalira check for this species in other resources , Manihot esculenta check for this species in other resources , Teiferia occidentalis check for this species in other resources , Talinum triangulare check for this species in other resources , Amaranthus spinosus check for this species in other resources ) from Delta State, Nigeria
Agbaire, P.O.

Abstract

Levels of nutritional and antinutritional levels of five leafy green vegetables from Delta State, Nigeria were assessed. Analyses were done using standard analytical methods. Crude protein, crude lipid, carbohydrate, moisture, ash, crude fiber and colorific values, had values 4.74%±1.48, 4.78%± 0.62, 4.98% ± 1.79,80.84%±4.69,1.96%±0.19,2.00%±1.25,78.92±21.94Kcal/100g respectively. The mineral contents were; sodium 4.83 ± 0.29ug/g, calcium 2.18 ± 1.54ug/g, potassium 0.97 ± 0.04ug/g, magnesium 1.61 ± 0.20ug/g, iron 0.34 ± 0.21ug/g, zinc 0.04 ± 0.03ug/g, phosphorus 1.43 ± 0.81ug/g, copper 0.09±0.13ug/g. The antinutrient compositions are oxalate 1.43 ±0.61mg/l, phytate 9.15 ± 2.31mg/l and hydrocyanide 0.15 ± 0.1mg/l. These results showed that these vegetables contain an appreciable amount of nutrients, mineral elements and low levels of anti-nutrients and should be included in diets to supplement our daily allowance needed by the body.

Keywords
Local vegetables, minerals, nutrients and antinutritional

 
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