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Asian Journal of Biochemistry
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 101-110
DOI: 10.3923/ajb.2007.101.110
 
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Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Fruits, Pulps, Kernels and Butter of Shea Butyrospermum parkii (Sapotaceae) from Mandoul, Southern Chad
M. Mbaiguinam, K. Mbayhoudel and C. Djekota

Abstract:
This research determines physico-chemical characteristics of shea fruit, pulp, kernel and butter from Mandoul region, southern Chad. The results show that shea pulp is a rich source of carbohydrates, protein and some minerals. Fat contains of the kernels is over 50% by solvent extraction and 30% by manual methods. The fatty acids profile shows that the butter contains more oleic acid (over 50%) than stearic acid. The butter composition ressemble more those of east African provenances.
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How to cite this article:

M. Mbaiguinam, K. Mbayhoudel and C. Djekota, 2007. Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Fruits, Pulps, Kernels and Butter of Shea Butyrospermum parkii (Sapotaceae) from Mandoul, Southern Chad . Asian Journal of Biochemistry, 2: 101-110.

DOI: 10.3923/ajb.2007.101.110

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajb.2007.101.110

 
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