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Evaluation of phytochemical, proximate and mineral element composition of stem of Costus afer (Bush cane)

@article{Akpabio2012EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of phytochemical, proximate and mineral element composition of stem of Costus afer (Bush cane)},
  author={Ukana D. Akpabio and Uwemedimo Emmanuel Udo and Aniekan Effiong Akpakpan},
  journal={Asian Journal of Plant Science \& Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={2}
}
The Phytochemical, proximate and mineral element composition of the stem of Costus afer were investigated. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of saponins, alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, and steroids. The proximate composition indicated the following; moisture (33.6 %), crude fat (2.48 %), crude protein (14.02 %), carbohydrate (20.14 %), crude fiber (15.55 %), and ash (14.21 %). Mineral element determination (in mg/100 g) showed the presence of potassium (88.00), sodium (1.94… Expand

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