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Estimation of minerals from selected weeds and herbs


Siti Nadiatul Nurdini Yahya (2014) Estimation of minerals from selected weeds and herbs. Undergraduate Final Project Report thesis, Faculty of Agro - Based Industry. (Submitted)


Ten locally available weeds and herbs namely Cosmos caudatus, Diplazium esculentum, Kaempferia galanga, Clinacanthus nutans, Phyllanthus niruri, Piper sarmentosum, Centella asiatica, Clitoria ternatea, Ipomoea aquatica and Melastoma malabathricum were analysed in the laboratory of University Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli using AAS machine to estimate the mineral contents of the plants. Among the selected plants, Kaempferia galanga contain the highest amount of zinc (1.899 ppm) and ferum (17.43 ppm). The herbs Clinacanthus nutans contain the highest amount of calcium (498.0 ppm) and magnesium (234.0 ppm). The highest amount of manganese (13.02 ppm) was found in Melastoma malabathricum. These plants can be tested for preparing human food as cooked or fresh salad.

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Item Type: Undergraduate Final Project Report
Collection Type: Final Year Project
Date: 2014
Call Number: SBS 14026
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. S.M. Rezaul Karim
Programme: Agro Technology Entrepreneurship
Institution: Faculty of Agro - Based Industry
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Agro - Based Industry
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