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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 613-615
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2007.613.615
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Phytochemical and Nutrient Evaluation of Spondias Mombin Leaves

P.C. Njoku and M.I. Akumefula

Sample of Spondias Mombin leaves was analyzed for the phytochemical composition, vitamins and minerals constituents. Phytochemical screening and subsequent quantification revealed the presence of bioactive compounds tannins 3.82%; Saponins 7.60%; Flavonoids 3.00%, alkaloids 6.00% and phenols 1.00%. Vitamin results showed the plant leaves contained ascorbic acid 19.35mg100-1g; Niacin 3.75mg100-1g. Riboflavin 0.25 mg100-1g and Thiamine 0.05 mg100-1g. Mineral analysis revealed in the plant leaves, K 2.55%, Mg 0.3045%, Na 0.100%, Ca, 1.310% and P, 0.200%. The results proved spondias mombin as a potential source of useful drugs formulation and feed stuff for ruminants as presently used in some African countries.
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How to cite this article:

P.C. Njoku and M.I. Akumefula, 2007. Phytochemical and Nutrient Evaluation of Spondias Mombin Leaves. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 6: 613-615.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2007.613.615






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