Nutrient composition of some lesser known green leafy vegetables in Nsukka Lga of Enugu State

  title={Nutrient composition of some lesser known green leafy vegetables in Nsukka Lga of Enugu State},
  author={G. T. O. Otitoju and J. U. Nwamarah and O. Otitoju and L. U. Iyeghe},
  • G. T. O. Otitoju, J. U. Nwamarah, +1 author L. U. Iyeghe
  • Published 2014
Plants, including some lesser known vegetables (LKVs), have been implicated to be of several health benefits to mankind. Although LKVs are regular components of traditional meals, their nutritional and health benefits were orally handed down from one generation to another. The results of this study show that Mucuna pruriens had the least ash content of 0.14% while Myrianthus arboreus had the highest ash content of 6.61%. The protein composition of the vegetables varied from 9.87 to 17.42%. Fat… CONTINUE READING
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