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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2478-2481
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.284


Study on Nutrients, Mineral and Vitamin Profile of Moringa oleifera Leaf Meal 
A. Ajantha, C. Kathirvelan*, M.R. Purushothaman and P. Visha
Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Namakkal, 637 002 Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The nutrient, minerals and vitamin analysis of Moringa oleifera leaf meal (MOLM) was analyzed in this study. Moringa leaves were harvested from different parts of Namakkal district of Tamilnadu. Stem and branches were cut from Moringa trees and spread out under the shade to dry at 35oC for seven days. The leaves were then removed manually, grounded into powder and preserved for use. The proximate analysis of sample for moisture, crude protein, crude fibre, ether extract, total ash was done as per the AOAC (1995). The nutrient composition of leaves recorded as; Moisture (5.36 %), crude protein (26.01 %), ether extract (6.58 %), crude fibre (7.08 %) and total ash (9.41 %). The mineral analysis revealed that high in Calcium (1.60%), Potassium (1.38%), Iron (285ppm), Zinc (38.02ppm), Copper (5.90ppm). The vitamin analysis revealed that vitamin C (17.31mg) and vitamin E (113.70mg) respectively. The result of nutrient, mineral and vitamin analysis of MOLM showed, MOLM can be used in the livestock and poultry diets with high protein and mineral value.


Keywords: Moringa leaf meal, Nutrient, Minerals, Vitamins
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Ajantha, A., C. Kathirvelan, M.R. Purushothaman and Visha, P. 2018. Study on Nutrients, Mineral and Vitamin Profile of Moringa oleifera Leaf Meal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2478-2481. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.284