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Chemical Composition And Nutritional Evaluation Of Leea Guineensis Seed


Ajiboye B.O, Oso A.O, Kobomoje O.S

1. Department of Chemical Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti
2. Department of Biological Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti


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Ajiboye B.O,
Department of Chemical Sciences, Afe Babalola University,
Ado-Ekiti,Nigeria.
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Received: February 4, 2014,   Accepted: February 20, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

The proximate composition, minerals, fatty acids and amino acids profile of Leea guineensis seeds were investigated. The results of the proximate analysis revealed that Leea guineensis seeds have crude protein of 22.30 ±0.45% , crude fiber of 14.38±1.20% and ash of 6.96 ±0.16%. The results also shows that Leea guineensis seeds is a good sources of dietary minerals especially potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and copper. Fatty acids profile of the seeds revealed that the seed lipids contained higher concentration of linoleic acid, oleic acid and palmitic acid. Also, amino acids profile of Leea guineensis seeds showed that it essential amino acids such as threonine, valine, isoleucine, leucne, tyrosine, phenylalanine and histidine. Leea guineensis seed is therefore considered to be a good source of essential nutrients that would be useful for both animal and human being.


Keywords: Leea guineensis, proximate analysis, mineral profile, fatty acid profile, amino acids profile


Citation:

Ajiboye B.O, et al(2014) Chemical Composition And Nutritional Evaluation Of Leea Guineensis Seed. j. of Physical and Chemical Sciences.V1I1. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1000267


Copyright:

© 2014 Ajiboye B.O. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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