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Nutrient, Anti-Nutrients and Phytochemical Compositions of Bosquiae angolensis Fruits "oze" Consumed as Snacks in Enugu State, Nigeria



J.U. Nwamarah, J.N. Chikwendu, G.T.O. Otitoju and P. Eme
 
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This study evaluated the nutrient, antinutrient and phytochemical compositions of lesser known Bosquiae angolensis "oze" consumed as snacks in Enugu State, Nigeria. The B. eangolensis fruits were obtained in the bush at Obinagu, Udi Local Government Area in Enugu state. They were sorted and washed with water, air dried and roasted in hot sand pan for 30 min on a gas cooker until soft texture was obtained and dehulled. They were grinded with electric grinding machine for chemical analysis. The analysis was carried out at the department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 17 to express means and standard deviations for three determinations. The results showed that Bosquiae angolensis contained 19.84% of protein, 0.81% fat, 10.30% fibre, 33.08% carbohydrate, 1.59 mg/100 g iron, 423.00 mg/100 g phosphorus and 17.74 mg/100 g zinc. It also contained 48.50 mg/100 g of carotenoids, 7.85 mg/100 g flavonoids, 1.66 mg/100 g alkaloids, 0.14 mg/100 g phytates and 1.72 mg/100 g tannins. Bosquiae angolensis demonstrated appreciable amount of good nutrient profile and its consumption should be encouraged among households especially for school children.

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J.U. Nwamarah, J.N. Chikwendu, G.T.O. Otitoju and P. Eme, 2015. Nutrient, Anti-Nutrients and Phytochemical Compositions of Bosquiae angolensis Fruits "oze" Consumed as Snacks in Enugu State, Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 14: 269-273.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2015.269.273

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2015.269.273

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