Mineral Concentrations of Cocos nucifera Tree Parts Ashed At 10000C and 6500 C for the Production Dietary of Minerals

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  • F. O. Okonkwo Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria
  • C. C. Achonwa Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria
  • C. M. Nwogu Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria
  • I. C. Okoli Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria

Keywords:

coconut tree, minerals, dietary ash, Cocos nucifera

Abstract

Various parts of the coconut tree (inflorescence, bunch and shell) were ashed at different temperatures (10000C and 6500C) to determine their mineral concentration. In the result obtained, coconut bunch 6500C recorded significantly higher values (p<0.05) for Ca, Mg and Cr than the other samples of the coconut tree. The concentrations of K, Na, Fe, Cu, and Ni were significantly higher (p<0.05) in coconut inflorescence 6500C than in the other samples of the coconut tree. Coconut bunch 10000C recorded a significantly higher (p<0.05) concentrations of P and My. In coconut tree parts, coconut bunch 6500C (2.58) and coconut inflorescence 6500C (0.34) recorded the best Ca/P and Na/K ratio respectively. Ashed inflorescence and bunch of coconut tree could be incorporated into animal feed especially in the rural environment were mineral deficiency normally occur.

Author Biographies

F. O. Okonkwo, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science and Technology

C. C. Achonwa, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science and Technology

C. M. Nwogu, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science and Technology

I. C. Okoli, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science and Technology

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Okonkwo, F. O. ., Achonwa, C. C. ., Nwogu, C. M. ., & Okoli, I. C. . (2024). Mineral Concentrations of Cocos nucifera Tree Parts Ashed At 10000C and 6500 C for the Production Dietary of Minerals. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1487–1489. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/6603

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