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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2001 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 866-868
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2001.866.868
 
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Amino Acids and Other Biochemical Components of Ricinus communis (Variety Minor), an Anti-conceptive Seed

Viola A. Onwuliri and G. E. Anekwe

Abstract:
Ricinus communis ( Minor) seeds used as an anti-conceptive drug in traditional medical practice in Nigeria have been analyzed for their amino acids and other constituents. Results showed high concentrations of fat (40.22%), crude fibre (22.05%) and protein (20.77%). Sixteen amino acids were obtained with concentrations of the essential amino acids comparing favorably with those of the FAO reference protein, whole hen`s egg and defatted soy meal. Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and Proton-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance analyses revealed the presence of sterols, unsaturated fatty acids and hydroxy fatty acids which may have implications in the anticonceptive attributes of Ricinus communis RC (minor).
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How to cite this article:

Viola A. Onwuliri and G. E. Anekwe , 2001. Amino Acids and Other Biochemical Components of Ricinus communis (Variety Minor), an Anti-conceptive Seed. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 4: 866-868.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2001.866.868

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2001.866.868

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