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Nutritional and Physico-Chemical Evaluations of Moringa oleifera Seedlings and Oil

Siyanbola, T. O. and Edobor-Osoh, A. and Ajanaku, K. O. and Akinsiku, A.A. and Adedapo , E.A. and Aladesuyi, O. and Olanrewaju, I. O. and Jokotagba, O. A. (2015) Nutritional and Physico-Chemical Evaluations of Moringa oleifera Seedlings and Oil. Journal of The International Association of Advanced Technology and Science, 1 (1). ISSN 5563-1682

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This work was intended to respectively examine the proximate analysis; mineral compositions and physico-chemical parameters of Moringa oleifera seeds and its extracted seed oil. Harvested seedlings of Moringa oleifera plant obtained from Chukwun community in Kaduna State of Nigeria presented an oil yield of 42.51%. Percentage values of 3.47, 6.84, 3.99, 26.48, 48.29 and 12.44 respectively represents the moisture content, crude fibre content, total ash, protein content, crude fat content and carbohydrate content of the seeds. The mineral elemental concentration carried out showed potassium having the highest concentration of 368.95 mg/kg while zinc concentration was the lowest (6.82). Physico-chemical examinations of its seed oil reveal 194.75 mg KOH/g sample, 68.41 gICl/100g sample, and 5.6 mg KOH/g sample respective values for saponification, iodine and acid values. The findings from this investigation show that Moringa oleifera seed and oil extracted from it could be consumed and its oil could be used as base materials for several industrial processes

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chukun, Moringa oleifera, Crude fibre, Physico-chemical, Industrial, Mineral.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2015 09:55
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 12:32

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