Abstract: The present study deals with the feed potential of aquatic macrophyte Eichhornia crassipes which is considered as the worlds worst aquatic plant by the analysis of minerals. The elemental analysis revealed that the studied plant was characterized by its high value of nitrogen, potassium, iron and manganese. The Ca/P ratio that constitutes an important parameter when plant considered for use as feed source was found to be within range. In addition, the nutritional components i.e., moisture and energy contents of the plant were also determined.
N. Lata and Veenapani Dubey, 2010. Eichhornia crassipes a Suitable Economic Feed: The Worlds Worst Aquatic Weed. Journal of Food Technology, 8: 102-105.