Phytochemical and Proximate Compositions of Monodora myristica Seeds

Offor, C.E and Urom, B.O and OBIUDU, I.K. and Udeozor, P.A (2018) Phytochemical and Proximate Compositions of Monodora myristica Seeds. International Digital Organization for Scientific Research, 3 (1). pp. 49-54. ISSN 2579-0811

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The phytochemical and proximate compositions of Monodora myristica seeds were determined using the methods of Association of Official Analytical Chemists (A.O.A.C). The concentrations (mg/100g) of flavonoids, saponins, phenols, tannins and cyanides recorded 2.34±0.01, 1.56±0.01, 0.22±0.00, 0.71±0.00 and 1.12±0.00 respectively. The results indicated that Monodora myristica seeds relatively contained more flavonoids than other phytochemicals investigated. The proximate constituents (%) recorded moisture content, total ash, lipid, crude protein, crude fiber and carbohydrates as 11.70, 3.72, 16.42, 10.42, 20.61 and 37.13 respectively. It also indicated that Monodora myristica seeds had highest amount of carbohydrates and least content of ash. The high carbohydrate and flavonoid contents indicate that Monodora myristica seeds could be good for nutritional and medicinal purposes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
Depositing User: miss ifeoma agbo
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 13:07
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 13:07

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