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Chemical Evaluation of the Nutritive Value of Pentaclethra macrophylla benth (African Oil Bean) Seeds

I.J. Alinnor and R. Oze
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Pentaclethra macrophylla benth (African oil bean) seeds were analyzed for their nutritive values. The result showed that Pentaclethra macrophylla seeds have moisture content 11.87%, ash content 2.95%, crude fat content 46.95%, crude protein content 20.95%, crude fibre content 2.50%, carbohydrate content 14.79%, available energy 2344.56 kJ. The mineral content of the analyzed samples showed that Pentaclethra macrophylla seeds were rich in iron of value 140.97 mg/100 g. The analysis indicates that potassium is the most abundant mineral. The high Ca/P ratio indicates that Pentaclethra macrophylla is a very good food source.

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I.J. Alinnor and R. Oze, 2011. Chemical Evaluation of the Nutritive Value of Pentaclethra macrophylla benth (African Oil Bean) Seeds. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 10: 355-359.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2011.355.359



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