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Nutritional And Phytochemical Evaluations Of Moringa (moringa Oleifera Lam.) Leaf Meal As A Potential Livestock Feed Ingredient
Researchjournali's Journal Of AgricultureFeb,2018

This laboratory - based research was conducted to examine the proximate and phytochemical compositions of moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaves harvested from Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria. The outcome of these analyses showed that moringa leaf meal contains high levels of crude protein and carbohydrates of 25.21% and 53.99% respectively. The leaf meal also possess significant quantity of ash (7.69%), crude fiber (7.21%), either extract (2.81%), moisture content (3.09%), consequently, a dry matter content of 96.91%. The total ash content revealed that it possesses the following minerals in mg/g: Ca (2.09); Mg (0.48); K (1.62); P (0.44) and S (0.85). Quantitative phytochemicals’ screening indicate

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