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Articles by C.C. Okaraonye
Total Records ( 3 ) for C.C. Okaraonye
  C.C. Okaraonye and J.C. Ikewuchi
  Proximate and chemical analysis was carried out on the larva, larval protein and oil, of Rhynchophorus phoenicis (F.). The chemical score of the protein was evaluated. A high total carbohydrate (35.58% wet weight) and protein (31.61% wet weight) content was observed. The protein was rich in the essential amino acids (with histidine, methionine and phenylalanine being very high) and has a protein score of 72.97% with valine as the limiting amino acid. The oil had a high proportion (60.91%) of unsaturated fatty acids, part of which were the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid and linolenic acid. The mineral analysis revealed a very high sodium (20.29 mg/100 g) content with moderate levels of iron, copper and manganese (4.50 mg/100 g, 2.61 mg/100 g and 2.31 mg/100 g, respectively), very low potassium (0.15 mg/100 g) and low calcium/potassium ratio (0.10).
  C.C. Okaraonye and J.C. Ikewuchi
  The matrices of young shoots of Pennisetum purpureum (Schumach) were subjected to proximate and phytochemical analyses. The proximate profile included moisture (89.00%), total ash (2.00% WW and 18.18% DW), crude protein (2.97% WW and 27.00% DW), crude fat (1.63% WW and 14.82% DW), total carbohydrate (3.40% WW and 30.91% DW) and total metabolizable energy value (34.48 kcal 100 g-1 WW and 313.45 kcal 100 g-1 DW). The phytochemical screening revealed the presence of alkaloids, cyanogenic glycosides, flavonoids, oxalates, phytates, saponins and tannins. The anti-nutrients composition included tannins (28.640%), cyanogenic glycosides (2.830%), oxalates (0.159%), phytates (0.006%) and saponins (0.850%). This result suggests relative safety for consumption and the possibility of improving the nutritional quality of Pennisetum purpureum through dehydration.
  C.C. Okaraonye and J.C. Ikewuchi
  The proximate and mineral profiles of the larva of Oryctes rhinoceros were investigated. The fatty acid profile of the larval oil and the amino acid profile of the larval protein were also determined and from the latter, the protein score was evaluated. A high protein content (42.29% wet weight) rich in the essential amino acids (with histidine, methionine and phenylalanine being predominant) with a protein score of 72.97% and valine as the limiting amino acid was observed. The larval oil had a high proportion (60.34%) of unsaturated fatty acids, including the essential fatty acid linoleic acid. A high ash content (12.70% wet weight) containing a high proportion of manganese and iron (3.80 mg 100 g-1 and 10.70 mg 100 g-1, respectively) was observed. The other mineral elements, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, copper and phosphorus were only present in small concentrations (0.20-0.99 mg 100 g-1). The larva could form a base for new food/feed products of considerable nutritive value, especially in view of its high protein content.
 
 
 
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