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NUTRITIONAL, ANTINUTRITIONAL, MINERALS AND VITAMIN COMPOSITIONS OF FOURTEEN BRANDS OF FRUIT JUICE SOLD IN ONITSHA MAIN MARKET

Braide, W. and Oranusi, S. U. and Otali, C.C (2012) NUTRITIONAL, ANTINUTRITIONAL, MINERALS AND VITAMIN COMPOSITIONS OF FOURTEEN BRANDS OF FRUIT JUICE SOLD IN ONITSHA MAIN MARKET. FS J Res Basic & App Sci, 1 (3). pp. 4-6. ISSN 2279 –0586

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Abstract

The nutritional composition, antinutritional factors and minerals of fourteen brands of processed fruit juices sold in Onitsha main market was chemically analyzed. The vitamin C contents and pH of the fruit juices were also determined by standard methods. The moisture content, density and sugar level is high across the samples and are required for energy and maintenance of body fluids and metabolic activities. Crude protein and ash is expectedly low as a result of treatment and maceration of the fruits. Crude fibre was not detected as the fruits were thoroughly crushed and filtered, whereas the mineral contents were adequate and may aid normal cell function and maintenance. The pH (4.66-5.65) of the fruit juice samples was generally acidic irrespective of the brand and may reduce contamination. Cyanide was present in trace amount while and tannins was detected in insignificant quantity (< 0.001mg/100ml) across the samples. Regular intake of fruit juices should be encouraged as it will provide nourishment and vitality to the body.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fruit Juice, Nutrients, Minerals, Antinutritional Factors, Vitamin C.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 11:00
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4036

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