PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDY AND NUTRITIVE POTENTIAL OF AFROFRITOMIA SYLEVESTRIS LEAF

@article{Odoemena2002PHYTOCHEMICALSA,
  title={PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDY AND NUTRITIVE POTENTIAL OF AFROFRITOMIA SYLEVESTRIS LEAF},
  author={C. Odoemena and A. E. Sampson and B. Danladi and K. K. Ajibesin},
  journal={Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={42-44}
}
Afrofritomia sylvestris leaf contains alkaloids, flavonoids, cyanogenic glycosides, saponins, tannins, steroids and terpenes. The proximate composition and contents of the leaf showed 24.5% ash, 6.94% crude protein, 2.75% crude fibre and 8.5% carbohydrate while the mineral elements composition revealed high contents of Na+ (11990mg/100g), Ca++(95.8mg/100g), K+ (69.23mg/100g) and Mg++(71.00mg/100g). It also contains low levels of vitamins A and C. The anti-nutritive components of the leaf were… Expand
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