International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 8, August 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]

Proximate and Mineral composition of Some Traditional Vegetables in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
      Okon, O. G., and James, U. S.
Abstract: This research work was carried out to investigate the proximate and mineral composition of some traditional vegetables in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. These vegetables include: Talinum triangulare, Hensia crinita, Cucurbita maxima and Lasianthera africana. The vegetables were washed in potable water to remove unwanted matters and were analyzed for proximate and mineral content. All analyses were carried out in three replicates and the mean data were presented on tables using the spread sheet Microsoft Excel. Talinum triangulare had the highest protein content (56.72%) and moisture content (80.11%) but had the lowest content of ash (6.31%), crude fibre (2.96%) and carbohydrate (6.91%). Ash and crude fibre were present in low quantities in Talinum triangulare, Hensia crinita, and Lasianthera africana, except Cucurbita maxima which had the highest composition of ash (14.06%) and crude fibre (9.37%). Mineral composition (Potassium (K), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg) and Phosphorus (P)) was generally high in the samples although Talinum triangulare and Lasianthera africana had the lowest composition of Phosphorus. This research work has showned that these four (4) traditional vegetables are rich sources of nutrients and can contribute significantly to the nutrient requirements and health conditions of humans.

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Okon, O. G., and James, U. S. (2018); Proximate and Mineral composition of Some Traditional Vegetables in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.; Int J Sci Res Publ 4(8) (ISSN: 2250-3153).
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