Proximate and Amino Acid Composition of Celosia argentea Leaves

  • JT Ayodele
  • OS Olajide
Keywords: Celosia argentea, proximate, trace metals and amino acid composition

Abstract

The proximate, trace metals and amino acids composition of Celosia argentea were determined. The crude fat, fibre and protein contents were moderate with 1.10, 3.53 and 5.17% respectively while high in the ash content (22.43%). Results of the amino acid analysis revealed high contents of the essential amino acids with methionine as the limiting amino acid. Comparing its essential amino acids with the WHO recommended values, the vegetable is adequate in these acids.
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