Journal of Food Technology

Year: 2007
Volume: 5
Issue: 3
Page No. 229 - 232

Investigation into the Chemical Composition of the Dry Fruit of Tetrapleura tetraptera (Ubukirihu)

Authors : T.A. Abii and Elegalam Amarachi

Abstract: The proximate, mineral and phytochemical composition of tetrapleura tetraptera were investigated using standard methods. The result of the phytochemical analysis showed the presence of alkoloids (1%), flavonoids (2.5%) saponins (20%) and tannins (0.12%). The proximate analysis grave ash (9%), fibre (45%) oil (4%), moisture (3%) crude protein (5.6), while the mineral analysis revealed in mg 100 g 1 ca (1.68), Fe (12.02), K (7.74), Zn (10.69), Na (4.74), Mg (2.4), P (1.3), Cd (BDL) Pb (BDL). The relevance of these constituents to the native use of this fruit was discussed.

How to cite this article:

T.A. Abii and Elegalam Amarachi , 2007. Investigation into the Chemical Composition of the Dry Fruit of Tetrapleura tetraptera (Ubukirihu) . Journal of Food Technology, 5: 229-232.

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