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Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables

Author(s): Barminas J.T., M. Charles, E. Emmanuel
Published in: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition.   Dec 15, 1998
53 1 3 pp. 29-36

This article outlines a study of several native Nigerian plants that are commonly consumed as vegetables in order to find out their mineral contents. While not as plentiful in minerals as some common Nigerian vegetables, these leaves proved to be possible alternates or supplements to a normal rural family's diet. Among these vegetables were the leaves of Moringa oleifera, whose nutrient content was significantly high in calcium, and very high in zinc and phosphorous, as compared to the results of other plants. Because of its high calcium amounts, this article points out the possibility of being an important source of nutrition for pregnant and nursing women. Overall, it was concluded that all six of these plants could be a rich source or nutrition for rural areas of Nigeria where they are available.


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Author(s): Barminas J.T., M. Charles, E. Emmanuel
Published in: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition.   Dec 15, 1998
53 1 3 pp. 29-36
http://mail.treesforlife.org:8083/moringa_articles/Barminas_1998_PlantFoodsforHumanNutr_Moringa.pdf

This article outlines a study of several native Nigerian plants that are commonly consumed as vegetables in order to find out their mineral contents. While not as plentiful in minerals as some common Nigerian vegetables, these leaves proved to be possible alternates or supplements to a normal rural family's diet. Among these vegetables were the leaves of Moringa oleifera, whose nutrient content was significantly high in calcium, and very high in zinc and phosphorous, as compared to the results of other plants. Because of its high calcium amounts, this article points out the possibility of being an important source of nutrition for pregnant and nursing women. Overall, it was concluded that all six of these plants could be a rich source or nutrition for rural areas of Nigeria where they are available.


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