Assessment of Proximate, Mineral and Anti-nutritional Compositions of Myrianthus arboreus Leaves
International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages: 125-129
Received: Feb. 23, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 29, 2017; Published: Apr. 22, 2017
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Awodi Peter Atabo, Department of Microbiology, Kogi State University Anyigba, Nigeria
Awodi Patience Ilecholubo, Department of Biochemistry, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
Larayetan Rotimi Abisoye, Department of Chemistry, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
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This study investigates the proximate, mineral and anti nutritional compositions of fresh Myrianthus arboreus leaves. Standard laboratory procedures and spectrophotometric method were employed for the analysis. The results obtained were; moisture content (59.55%), ash content (3.58%), crude fibre (13.15%), crude protein content (4.03%), fat content (2.57% and carbohydrate was estimated to be (17.13%). Mineral analysis shows that Myrianthus arboreus leaves contain considerably high concentrations of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Similarly, Myrianthus arboreus leaves contains anti-nutritional contituents at varying concentrations; tannin (3.91mg/g), saponins (4.62mg/g), oxalates (0.07mg/g), glycosides (1.45mg/g) and phytates (1.86mg/g). In conclusion, the results of this study indicates that Myrianthus arbreus leaves contained essential nutrients, mineral elements and anti-nutritional constituents with significant biological roles at physiological concentrations.
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Awodi Peter Atabo, Awodi Patience Ilecholubo, Larayetan Rotimi Abisoye, Assessment of Proximate, Mineral and Anti-nutritional Compositions of Myrianthus arboreus Leaves, International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 125-129. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbc.20170203.17
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