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Table 2 Proximate composition of Anethum sowa L. Root

From: Chemical composition and pharmacological significance of Anethum Sowa L. Root

Characteristics Percent (%) Composition
Moisture (On fresh weight basis) 78.46 ± 0.23
Dry matter (On fresh weight basis) 21.54 ± 0.23
Organic content 94.71 ± 0.12
Ash (On dry weight basis) 5.29 ± 0.10
Ash (On fresh weight basis) 1.14 ± 0.01
Acid insoluble ash 0.32 ± 0.02
Water soluble ash 1.87 ± 0.00
Nitrogen (Kjeldahl method) 0.32 ± 0.01
Protein 2.01 ± 0.07
Crude fibre 54.09 ± 0.50
Fatty oil (Hot extract) 1.14 ± 0.01
Fatty oil (Cold extract) 0.60 ± 0.11
Essential oil (On dry weight basis) 0.15 ± 0.09
Carbohydrate (Calculated by difference) 28.53 ± 0.30
  1. Data are expressed as Mean ± SD (n = 3)