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Chemical Analysis of Shea butter Produced From A Locally Fabricated Extruder

Inegbenebor, A. I. and Inegbenebor, A.O. (2004) Chemical Analysis of Shea butter Produced From A Locally Fabricated Extruder. Journal Of Pure And Applied Sciences, 6 (1).

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As elemental content if sheabutter play a vital role in various physiological and metabolical activities tn h human body, efforts have been made to analyze th.l semisolid product from the design and fabrication of sheabutier extraction machine for small scale. industry. The result was compared with the i;:omposition of extract from ocher techniques. The resuit shows mcreasing recoveries of most of the elements on p~ogressing to design machine and soxhlet apparatus from traditional procedure. The chemical analysis res1dts sho>~:ed the amounts of lead, mercury, manganese, iron, copper, calc1um, iodine, magnesiUTJ1 and phosphorous present in the sheabutter. The amounts of 22.8}lgll sheabulter from modern machine are higher than the from the traditipnal ·extracting method. Posszble reasons and implicatiOn of the finding•· are discussed.

Item Type: Article
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: 01 Apr 2015 11:49
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 11:49

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