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Phytochemical constituents and proximate analysis of dry pineapple peels

Owoeye, T. F. and Akinlabu, Deborah Kehinde and Ajayi, O. O. and Afolalu, Sunday A. and Popoola, J.O and Ajani, Olayinka O. (2022) Phytochemical constituents and proximate analysis of dry pineapple peels. In: International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development.

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The pineapple and its skin contain a lot of vitamin C, which helps to prevent and fight illnesses. Dry pineapple peel phytochemicals and proximate analysis were investigated in this study. Oil derived from ripe pineapple peels was tested for phytochemical constituents and proximate analysis of dry peel pineapple using a conventional method.Moisture content was 5.10±0.07%, the ash content was 3.78±0.05%, the fat content was 5.57±0.08%, the protein content was 5.78±0.10%, the crude fiber content was 4.10±0.06%, and the carbohydrate content was 75.68±0.86%. Alkaloid phenol, tannin, flavonoid, and saponin were identified as phytochemical components from the result of phytochemical screening.The presence of secondary metabolites in pineapple peel oil is a positive indicator that if thoroughly investigated, bioactive chemicals with significant biological activity may be extracted. As a result, it's plausible to believe that nutraceutical advantages can be derived from this waste (pineapple peel), potentially boosting humanity's prosperity, health and well-being.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 11:45
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 11:45

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