Proximate Analysis of Phyllanthus Fraternus (Euphorbiaceace) Leaf and Stem

Amen Ananias

Abstract


The study aimed to determine the proximate analysis of phyllanthus fraternus leaf and stem. The plant materials were collected, air dried and crude preparation was made. Proximate analysis was carried out to determine moisture content, ash content, fat content, crude fiber, crude protein and carbohydrates content. Proximate results showed moisture content (11.8%), Ash (40%), Fat content (10%), crude fiber (36.7%), crude protein (0.88%) and Carbohydrate content (1.5). phyllanthus fraternus showed its importance both as a vegetable and as a medicinal plant because of the presence of numerous secondary metabolites.


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Phyllanthus fraternus; Proximate analysis; Medicinal plant; Extract and Secondary Metabolites

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12011

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