Science Journal of Agricultural Research and Management

December 2014, Volume 2014, ISSN: 2276-8572

Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

 

Comparison of Nutritive Values of the Leaves and Stems of Long - Fruited Jute (Corchorus Olitorius) and Local Garden Egg (Solanum Macrocarpon)

Kadiri Daniel

Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Auchi Polytechnic,
Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria Phone Number: +2348060930201

Accepted 1 December, 2014; Available Online 16 December, 2014

doi: 10.7237/sjarm/129

Abstract:

Proximate analysis of the leaves and stems of longfruited jute (Ewedu) and local garden egg (Igbagba) was carried out. The protein content of the leaves samples ranges between 24.140.20% to 29.85 0.22% while that of the stem ranges between 20.96 0.11% to 40.001.07%. Dry matter content of leaves ranges between 92.21 0.05% to 95.46 0.44% while that of the stem ranges 92.230.24% to 94.38 1.10%. Ash content of the leaves is between 10.750.04 to 19.26 0.16 while that of the stem is 15.150.01% to 16.06 0.31%. Fibre content of the leaves is between 6.640.01 to 18.51 0.01% while that of the stem ranges between 20.47 0.01% to 22.50 0.01%. Fat content of the leaves is between 13.96 0.01% to 14.81 0.01% while that of stem is between 14.020.01% to 15.36 0.01%. Carbohydrate content of leaves ranges between 9.780.17 % to 39.57 0.06%. Mineral analysis of the leaves and stems shows that they contained good and high amount of nutritionally valuable elements like Fe, Ca, Na, P, Mg, K, and Zn.

Keyword:rice husk, inorganic and organic fertilizers,macronutrients and micronutrients

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