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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2004 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 424-426
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2004.424.426
 
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Effect of Ripening on the Proximate and Some Biochemical Composition of a Local Tomato Cultivar (Nadaffreta) Grown at Lake Alau Region of Borno State
A.B. Kamis, A.S. Modu, Bobboi and B. Mwajim

Abstract:
The study investigated the effects of ripening on the proximate and some biochemical compositions of a local tomato cultivar (Nadaffreta) grown at Lake Alau region of Borno state. Significant (P<0.05) decrease was observed in the total carbohydrate and organic acids possibly due to increase respiration and metabolism, respectively. Reducing sugars and protein increased significantly (P<0.05) due to increased breakdown of storage carbohydrates and accumulation of enzymes for ripening ,respectively while ascorbic acid was poorly retained indicating poor fruit quality and nutritive value of the four ripening stages, the breaker stage seemed to be peak of metabolic and enzymic activities, since electrolytes were found to be at maximum at this stage. The whole process however, did not show any difference on the moisture content.
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A.B. Kamis, A.S. Modu, Bobboi and B. Mwajim, 2004. Effect of Ripening on the Proximate and Some Biochemical Composition of a Local Tomato Cultivar (Nadaffreta) Grown at Lake Alau Region of Borno State. Journal of Applied Sciences, 4: 424-426.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2004.424.426

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2004.424.426

 
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