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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
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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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O.O. Falola, M.C. Alasa, A.J. Amuda and O.J. Babayemi, 2013. Nutritional and Antinutritional Components of Vetiver Grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides L. Roberty) at Different Stages of Growth. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 12: 957-959.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2013.957.959



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