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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
Year: 2013  |  Volume: 12  |  Issue: 11  |  Page No.: 957 - 959

Nutritional and Antinutritional Components of Vetiver Grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides L. Roberty) at Different Stages of Growth

O.O. Falola, M.C. Alasa, A.J. Amuda and O.J. Babayemi    

Abstract: Vetiver grass was harvested at 4, 6 and 8-week old re-growth. The chemical composition and quantitative analyses of anti-nutritional components were determined. The result showed that dry matter and fiber content increased with age while crude protein, mineral content and anti-nutritional components reduced with age. It was concluded that age of re-growth significantly affect the nutrient and anti-nutrients contents of vetiver grass.

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