Environmental & Analytical Toxicology

ISSN: 2161-0525

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Emmanuel I Amadi

Department of Biochemistry, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  • Research Article   
    Nutritive Benefits of Plantain (Musa paradisaica) Grown with Sludge Obtained from Wastewater Treatment Plant within Port-Harcourt Environment
    Author(s): Emmanuel I Amadi*, Ben A Amadi, Felix U Igwe and Joy O Akaninwor

    A study on the nutritive benefits of sludge obtained from the wastewater treatment plant to crops within the Port-Harcourt environment was investigated. The proximate composition and mineral contents were assessed in the different plantain food samples using standard methods, to know the biochemical impact of the applied sludge on their nutrient values over the control. The proximate composition calculated on a dry weight basis revealed an increase in moisture content (5.03%), crude protein (7.41%), crude fibre (3.58%), as well as a decrease in crude fat (2.31%), ash content (3.08%), carbohydrate (78.58%), and energy value (364.78 kcal/kg) for the test sample over the control (3.86%, 3.58%, 2.51%, 2.53%, 3.15%, 84.36%, and 374.57 kcal/kg) respectively. The moisture, crude fibre, protein, carbohydrate and mineral content were significantly different (p<0.05), while lipid and ash con.. Read More»

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