Proximate analysis and elemental composition of Salvia plebeia
By: Husna1, Mohib Shah, Aqib Sayyed, Samiullahkhan, Syed Noormuhammad Shah, Natasha Anwar
Key Words: Salvia, Proximate composition, Mineral elements, Soil analysis
Int. J. Biosci. 10(4), 268-274 , April 2017.
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.
Proximate analysis and elemental composition of Salvia plebeia
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