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Articles by A.E. Ugbogu
Total Records ( 2 ) for A.E. Ugbogu
  I.E. Akubugwo , G.C. Chinyere and A.E. Ugbogu
  Oil were extracted from seeds of the Nigerian plants Pentaclethra macrophylla, Treculia africana, persea gratesima and Telferia occidentalis using n-hexane and their physicochemical properties compared with oils from seed of Cocos nucifera. Percentage oil yield were 20.80, 18.00, 14.00, 18.00 for P. macrophylla. T. africana, P. gratesima and T. occidentalis respectively while the value for C. nucifera seed oil is 32.00. All the five seed oil were odourless and at room temperature liquids. Specific gravity of the seed oils ranged from 0.81-0.90 while peroxide value for all the oil seed were less than 6.00. Saponification values were as low as 106.60 in P. gratesima and as high as 246.00 in C. nucifera seed oils. Iodine values were between 9.60 and 52.40 in the extracts. These results suggest that oil seeds examined may be viable source of oil going by their oil yield. The studied characteristics of all oil extracts in most cases compared favourably with C. nucifera seed oil which is presently used for both domestic and industrial purposes in Nigeria.
  Chinyere G. Chinyere , Emmanuel , I. Akubugwo , Nwaukwa , I. Chinenye and A.E. Ugbogu
  The nutritive value of Lagenaria sphaerica (Wild Bottle Gourd) from South-Eastern Nigeria was studied. The results show that the nutritional value of this seed is similar to those of curcubitacae (Melon) seeds. Its moisture (7.92%), crude fibre (3.65%) and ash (2.68%) levels compare to those of peanuts, sesame and sunflower but its carbohydrate level is (14.22%) lower. The Lagenaria sphaerica seed is rich in protein (23.48%) and minerals (73.12%). It also contains high lipid levels (44.54%) similar to those of the other oilseeds. The fatty acid profile show linoleate (18.2) as the most abundant (62%). This seed can thus be considered as a rich source of proteins and oils.
 
 
 
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