The Mineral Constituents of A. heterophyllus and T. africana was analyzed. The test
samples, (the seeds, leaves, stem and root of Treculia africana and Artocarpus
heterophyllus) were obtained from Umuoji, in Idemmili North Local Government Area of
Anambra State, Nigeria. Chemicals and facilities used in the practical were obtained
from the Yitzhak Rabin Laboratory Biotechnology Research Centre, Nnamdi Azikiwe
University, Awka and Plant Science and Biotechnology Laboratory, University of Nigeria
Nsukka, Nigeria. The result of the mineral compositions of stem, root, seed and leaf of
both plants revealed that its seed gave higher composition of magnesium (29.04±0.01
mg/g), its leaf gave higher composition of calcium (185.97±0.02mg/g), phosphorous
(0.57±0.057 mg/g), potassium (39.66±0.02 mg/g) and sodium (53.67±0.01 mg/g). the
result also revealed that for T. africana. Its stem gave higher composition of calcium
(112.22±0.02mg/g) and magnesium (29.18±0.02 mg/g), its root gave higher composition
of phosphorous (132.58±173.20mg/g), and its leaf gave higher composition of
potassium (37.98±0.02mg/g) and sodium (50.78±0.01mg/g). In conclusion, A.
heterophyllus and T. africana are rich in minerals, extracts of the plant parts or its
whole consumption could boost the health of humans after consumption.
Keywords: Mineral, Constituents, A. heterophyllus and T. africana
HOW TO CITE
Obijekwu E.J.,Izundu A.I. and Ugwoke C.E (2022). The Mineral Constituents of A. heterophyllus and T. africana. IDOSR JOURNAL OF APPLIED SCIENCES 7(1) 1-5, 2022.