Estimation of Minerals, Carbohydrate, Protein and Fibre content of Malaysian native wood

Nur Idayu Khusaini, (2016) Estimation of Minerals, Carbohydrate, Protein and Fibre content of Malaysian native wood. [Undergraduate Final Year Project Report] (Submitted)

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Sesbania grandIflora is a native plant species among the Asian country like Malaysia, India, Philippines and Indonesia. Sesbania grandiflora is consumed as source of food, medicine and utilized for traditional purposes. This study presents minerals, total carbohydrate, protein, and crude fibre of Sesbania grandiflora. Mineral contents were determined using x-ray spectrophotometer and total carbohydrates were determined by estimation using the arithmetic difference method. The protein content was determined by Kjedhal method. Soxhlet extraction was used to determine fibre content. Dry leaf and dry flower extract of S. grandiflora was evaluated for mineral compositions like potassium, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, iron and sodium. Resulted mineral composition in dry leaf are potassium (10.4 %), phosphorus (2.00 %), calcium (8.19 %), zinc (0.03%), iron (0.118 %) and sodium (66.1 %). While in dry flower, potassium (50.1 %), phosphorus (2.21 %), calcium (25.1 %), zinc (0.25 %), iron (0.96 %) and sodium (13.8%). Nutritional composition are total carbohydrate (4.77 %), protein content (20.80 %), and crude fibre (19.48 %). Conclusion, the present study prove that Sesbania grandiflora would serve as a good source of mineral, protein and fibre in the form of a leafy vegetable for human consumption.

Item Type: Undergraduate Final Year Project Report
Faculty: Faculty of Earth Sciences
Depositing User: En. Shahrul Afzan Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 07:02
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 07:02
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/7739
Repository Statistic: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item