U. J. Efi, Iliya Nuhu, Muhammad Kabiru, Umar Abdul
The determination of minerals elements and proximate analysis of vernonia amygdalina samples was taken from Sabon-gari area, Koffai area and Mile 6 areas, all in Taraba North with the view to evaluate the mineral content of the samples using standard methods. The mineral content of the sample shows; ( Mn, K, Mg, Na, Ca, Cu, and Fe) Using atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). The results of the samples are: Mn (32.61±0,00), K (2.43±0.00), Mg ( 0.83±0.06), Na (21.38±0.06), Ca (35.43±0.01), Cu (1.39±0.01), and Fe (12.51±0.05) all measured in mg/100 g. The elements show that Ca, Mn and Na are the most abundant minerals, followed by Fe, K, Mg and Cu. The nutrient composition of the proximate concentrates revealed Moisture (8.16±0.26), Crude protein (18.58±0.14), fat (3.36±0.10) Crude fibre (12.45±0.11) Ash (6.80±0.15) Carbohydrate (37.83±0.0).