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Dr. Eldin W. C. Lim
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
National University of Singapore, Singapore
IJCEA 2014 Vol.5(6): 502-505 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2014.V5.436

Proximate and Minor Mineral Content in Some Selected Basil Leaves of Ocimum gratissimum L, in Libya

A. M. Mlitan, M. S. Sasi, and A. M. Alkherraz
Abstract—Leaves of Ocimum gratissinum collected from Three different Locations in Misurata region (Zaroge, Tamena and Daphnia) in Libya was analyzed for proximate and minor minerals constituents. The proximate analysis to samples(Zaroge, Tamena and Daphnia)showed the percentage of crude protein content, moisture, lipids, ash and carbohydrate of the leaves on dry weight basis as ( 9.10, 10.60, 41.3 , 50.35, 10.08%), ( 9.80 , 10.40, 11.0, 14.5, 52.45%( and ( 9.22, 10.60, 22.55, 13.19, 11.16%) respectively. The percentages of minor mineral elements content were (Iron from 0.98 to 4.35 mg/100g), (Zinc from 10.44 to 17.72 mg/100g), (Copper from 0.45 to 3.75 mg/100g), (Lead from 0.061 to 0.12 mg/100g) and (Cadmium from 0.011 to 0.018 mg/100g).The results of the analysis of basic components and a high proportion of protein, carbohydrates and minor mineral elements gave the basil importance of food and indicates its potential as a source of drugs.

Index TermsO. gratissinum, proximate compositions, mineral elements.

A. M. Mlitan is with the Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Misurata, Libya (e-mail: adel_mlitan@yahoo.com).
M. S. Sasi and A. M. Alkherraz are with Department of Chemistry, College of Education, University of Misurata, Libya (e-mail: msasi40@yahoo.com, abdo_7979355176@yahoo.com).

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Cite: A. M. Mlitan, M. S. Sasi, and A. M. Alkherraz, "Proximate and Minor Mineral Content in Some Selected Basil Leaves of Ocimum gratissimum L, in Libya," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 502-505, 2014.

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