EFFECTS OF PROCESSING ON SEEDS OF BAUHINIA MONANDRA (KURZ): MINERAL CONTENT, PROXIMATE ANALYSIS AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING
Dr Agbugui Marian Onwude and Oniye, S.J., and Auta, J. (Published 2017)
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Effects of Processing on Seeds of Bauhinia monandra (Kurz): Mineral content, Proximate Analysis and Phytochemical Screening
*Agbugui, M., Oniye, S.J., and Auta, J.
Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria
Abstract: The mineral content, nutritive value and anti-nutritional factors in boiled seeds of Bauhinia monandra collected from the main campus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria were evaluated. Mineral content analysis revealed concentrations of Potassium 103.33mg/g, Iron 75.92mg/g, Calcium 56.55mg/g, Sodium 53.33mg/g, Phosphorus 47.60mg/g, Magnesium 43.33mg/g, and Zinc 01.11mg/g. Proximate composition of the seeds showed high crude protein in the boiled (25.75-31.69mg/g) and low crude fiber (7.11-10.75mg/g) in the raw samples. Phytochemical screening of the seeds showed that the concentration of Hydrogen cyanide, fluorine and sulphur levels reduced significantly (P<0.05) as the boiling times increased compared to the raw samples. The implications of the findings are discussed.
Key words: Bauhinia monandra, mineral content, proximate analysis, phytochemical screening, anti-nutritional factors
|Item Type:||Journal article(non-copyrighted)|
|Format:||Word document, 18.29 KB|
|Keywords:||Bauhinia monandra, mineral content, proximate analysis, phytochemical screening, anti-nutritional factors|
|Field of Study:||Biology|
|Uploaded By:||Edokpolor Ohanmu|
|Date Added:||02 Nov 2017 1:28pm|
|Last Modified:||02 Nov 2017|
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