HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 23 no. 1 (2018)

Ecological and Household Value of Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) Fruit

Mercita Q. Queddeng

Discipline: Ecology



In the investigation of the ecological role of the plant through a focus group, the participants agreed that the roselle plant suffered from a rapid decline in species and then even vanished in the household and the wild due to lack of habitat diversity and availability. The community effort to cultivate it diminished in as much that is not considered as a high-value crop. Experimental test through proximate analysis to confirm the household nutritive value of the seeds reveal that per 100 g of the extract of the roselle fruit were ash (5.30), protein (23.8), fat (14.2), total carbohydrates (46.0) and food energy, kcal/100g (406). Results confirmed the claim of the households to roselle plant as nutritious and safe food to eat.