Agricultural Studies, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Feb  2020, Pages 20-26; DOI: https://doi.org/10.31058/j.as.2020.41002 https://doi.org/10.31058/j.as.2020.41002

Proximate Analysis of Some Exotic Plant Species Grown in the Tropics

Agricultural Studies, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Feb  2020, Pages 20-26.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31058/j.as.2020.41002

Ubong Ime Udoakpan 1* , Daniel Etim Jacob 1 , Kufre Edet Okon 1 , Amoo Deborah Olajumoke 2 , Imaobong Ufot Nelson 3

1 Forestry and Wildlife Department, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria

2 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Nigeria

3 Biodiversity Preservation Center, Uyo, Nigeria

Received: 12 December 2019; Accepted: 2 February 2020; Published: 15 March 2020

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the nutritive contents of Ixora coccinea, Tectona grandis and Duranta repens plants. Samples of I. coccinea, T. grandis and Duranta repens were collected from the University of Uyo. The samples were cleaned with distilled water and ovendried, then grind to fine powder for proximate analysis. The crude protein content, crude fiber content, moisture content, and ash contents of the samples were determined according to the Association of Official Analytical Chemists methods. The results indicated that crude protein, crude fiber, moisture and ash contents were significant (p < 0.05). I. coccinea, T. grandis and D. repens have some dietary contents which may be beneficial to animal health.

Keywords

Forage Species, Proximate Analysis, Duranta Repens, Tectonal Grandis and Ixora Coccinea

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