FARHAT-UN NISA SHEHZAD, ZAHIN ANJUM, SAMIA AKHTER,
The objective of this study was to determine the nutritional composition of cow meat and mutton available in different markets of Peshawar. Samples were analyzed for Protein, fat, ash, and moisture (Proximate), heavy metals (copper, lead, and nickel) and electrolytes (calcium, sodium, and magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium). There were insignificant difference between moisture, fat, and ash level of cow and mutton meat. But the protein level was significant difference. Moisture, protein, fat and ash content of the cow meat averaged 60.649.%, 20.691.8%, 1.600.2%, and 1.110.3%, respectively while moisture, protein, fat, and ash content of the cow meat averaged 78.981.8%, 25.841.5%, 1.150.6%, and 1.120.12%, respectively. Heavy metal analysis revealed that cow meat contained higher level of copper, zinc and nickel as compared to mutton meat. There is an insignificant difference between calcium, potassium and magnesium and significant difference exist between sodium and phosphorous.