Amount of Ash in Stinging Nettles, blanched (Northern Plains Indians)
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There is g amount of Ash in amount of Stinging Nettles, blanched (Northern Plains Indians)
In food science and industry ash refers to residue of mineral elements, which are left over after our body completes digestion of food we eat.
Even though ash is not a nutrient as such it can often be seen on nutritional panels on some food products, especially on food for cats and dogs. Ash gives us the picture of total amount of inorganic substances, including trace and major minerals (Calcium, Potassium, Manganese etc.) as well as toxic substances (Lead, Mercury, Cadmium etc.).
To put it simply, ash is inorganic residue leftover when heat is applied and organic components such as water, fat and protein are removed by burning. It helps to determine the mineral make up of the food, nutritional value and quality. Sometimes people may get confused and think that ash is added to the food, but this is not so.
Ash is composed of minerals and because they are elements they will always exist in the exact form as they are. Once our body digests the carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and fats and they burn out physiologically, ash is what is left over, more specifically what is left over are the minerals. In pet food industry, amount of ash or particular minerals is very important as the mineral content may lead to formation of urinary crystals in dogs and cats.
Determine, under different quantities, how much of Ash nutrient can be found in Stinging Nettles, blanched (Northern Plains Indians). Calculate and convert the amounts.