Proximate analysis and elemental composition of Salvia plebeia

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Proximate analysis and elemental composition of Salvia plebeia

Husna1, Mohib Shah, Aqib Sayyed, Samiullahkhan, Syed Noormuhammad Shah, Natasha Anwar
Int. J. Biosci.10( 4), 268-274, April 2017.
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This work was carried out to determine the proximate and elemental composition of Salvia plebeia. It showed high nutritive potential. Shoot of S. plebeias sowed that it contained moisture (17.6%), Ash (14.5%), Organic matter (85%), Crude protein (6.16%), Crude fibers (5.75%), Crude fats (15.15%) and carbohydrates (44.69%). Similarly root sample of Salvia contained Ash (10.34%), Organic matter (89.67%), Crude protein (1.81%), Crude fibers (17.45%), Crude fats (7.68%), Carbohydrates (42.5%) and moisture content (15.6%); while seeds contained Ash (14.9%), Organic matter (85.11%), Crude protein (10.17%), Crude fibers (8.35%), Crude fats (12.37%), Carbohydrates (41%) and moisture content (10.30%). All parts of Salvia were rich in mineral and contained Calcium 37-64mg/L. Calcium is important for growth and maintance of bones and teeth. The concentration of microelements in the shoot of Salvia in mg/L were in the order of Ca>Mg>Na.Zn>Pb>Mn>Cr>Ni>Cd. Concentration in roots were in the following order Ca>Mg>Na>Zn>Mn>Ni>Pb>Cr>Ni>Cd while in seeds Ca>Mg>Na>Zn>Mn>Pb>Ni>Cr>Cd. In conclusion the shoot, root and seeds of Salvia contain nutrients and mineral elements of high nutritional value and can be used as a food source.


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