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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

Abstract:
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

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2007.613.615

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