Chemical evaluation of the nutritive value of Pentaclethra macrophylla tenth (African oil bean) seeds
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
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. © Asian Network for Scientific Information, 2011.
iron; potassium; article; ash; carbohydrate analysis; controlled study; dietary fiber; fat content; food composition; legume; moisture; nonhuman; nutritional value; pentaclethra macrophylla; plant seed; protein content; Pentaclethra macrophylla