PROXIMATE AND MINERAL ANALYSIS OF EDIBLE PART OF PERIWINKLE (TURRITELLA COMMUNIS)
Edible part of Periwinkle (Turritella communis) was analysed for its promixate chemical composition and minerals in both raw and boiled samples.
The raw samples moisture content is 15.5%; Ash content is 16.0%, crude fat is 18.8%; crude Fibre is 0; crude protein is 36.94% and carbohydrate is 12.76%. The minerals present in the raw sample are manganese, magnesium, calcium, lead, Iron and Zinc. There values in (ppm) are 0.43, 9.64, 2.62, 9.71, 14.7 and 0.11 respectively.
In the boiled sample, moisture content is 12.0%; Ash content is 12.0%; crude fat 4.74%; crude fibre is 3.0%; crude protein is 63.88% and carbohydrate is 4.38%. The minerals present are manganese, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc with their values (in ppm) 1.29,13.07, 1.54, 5.7 and 0.06 respectively.