Proximate composition of frog (Dicroglossus occipitalis) and acute mudsnail (Viviparous contectus)
In this work, the proximate composition and mineral content of fresh water frog (Dicroglossus occipitalis) and acute mud snail (Viviparous contectus) were studied. This was done in accordance with AOAC standards to gain insight into the health benefits of the samples. Results show that these samples contained acceptable concentrations of crude lipids, crude protein, fibre, nitrogen free extract, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc implying that frog and acute mud snail could be used as good sources of nutrient and minerals for human diet and animal feed production. Also, the drying rates as a function of drying temperatures (60, 80, and 100oC) for both samples shows that they all dried faster as temperature was increased. However, a drying temperature of 80oC is recommended as both samples presented better dried product at this temperature.
Keywords: mineral content, proximate composition, frog, acute mud snail, temperature
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