Journal of Food Technology

Year: 2010
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Page No. 102 - 105

Eichhornia crassipes a Suitable Economic Feed: The World’s Worst Aquatic Weed

Authors : N. Lata and Veenapani Dubey

Abstract: The present study deals with the feed potential of aquatic macrophyte Eichhornia crassipes which is considered as the world’s 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.

How to cite this article:

N. Lata and Veenapani Dubey, 2010. Eichhornia crassipes a Suitable Economic Feed: The World’s Worst Aquatic Weed. Journal of Food Technology, 8: 102-105.

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