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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
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Nutritional and antinutritional composition of Sclerocarya birrea seed kernel Print E-mail
Written by Muhammad S., Hassan L.G., Dangoggo S.M., Hassan S.W., Umar K.J., Aliyu R.U.   
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Article Title: Nutritional and antinutritional composition of Sclerocarya birrea seed kernel
Authors: *1S. Muhammad, 1L.G. Hassan, 1S.M. Dangoggo, 2S.W. Hassan, 1K.J. Umar and 2R.U. Aliyu
Affiliation: Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria
Department of Biochemistry, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria
Abstract: The seed kernel of Sclerocarya birrea was evaluated for its nutritional and antinutritional composition. The results show that the moisture, ash, crude protein, crude lipid, crude fibre, available carbohydrate and energy value were 10.47% weight wet, 4.67%, 30.97%, 58.88%, 2.51%, 2.97% and 665.67kcal/100g dry weight respectively. The result of minerals analysis showed that the kernel is a good source of both macro and micro elements with calcium as predominant. The kernel has a good source of some essential amino acids especially leucine and sulphur containing amino acids. The concentrations of hydrocyanic acid, nitrate, oxalate and phytate were lower than the reference toxic standard level. This new data suggests that the seed kernel of the fruit has adequate dietary nutrients and the antinutrients composition is within tolerable level.
Keywords: Nutritional, antinutritional, Sclerocarya birrea, kernel
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