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Nutritional analysis and nutrients composition of various parts of Sageretia thea (Osbeck)

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Sumaira Shah, Siraj-ud-Din, Zahir Muhammad, Rehmanullah

Key Words: Sageretia thea, Proximate, Elemental analysis

Int. J. Biosci.4( 1), 1-7, January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/4.1.1-7


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Proximate composition and elemental analysis of Sageretia thea (Osbeck) M.C.Johnston were carried out to assess the nutrient contents and elemental composition of various parts. Proximate analysis (total protein, fats, carbohydrate, ash, and moisture contents) were carried out following methods of (AOAC). Macronutrients (Ca, Mg, Na, K) and micronutrients (Zn, Cu, Pb, Cd, Ni,Co,) were analyzed using atomic absorption spectrometry. The results revealed high amount of salts were present in all the three parts as compared to heavy metals.


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