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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 11  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 139 - 141

Nutritional Evaluation of Sterculia setigera Seeds and Pod

M. Idu, S. Uzoekwe and H.I. Onyibe    

Abstract:

The results obtained on analysis of the seeds and pods of Sterculia setigera for their nutritional composition revealed that while the seed sample has high crude protein, crude fibre, carbohydrate and fat contents, their contents in the pod sample was very low. The analysis of the mineral profile reveals that the seed of Sterculia setigera is rich in sodium, iron, zinc and manganese. Conversely, the mineral composition of the pod is low.

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