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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2017)
Nutrient contents and mineral composition of Moringa oleifera Seed


Author(s): Sodamade A, Owonikoko AD and Owoyemi DS

Abstract: Moringa oleifera Seeds were processed and analysed for its Proximate and Mineral Constituents with a view to evaluate its nutritional potentials using standard analytical procedures. The proximate analysis revealed; the Moisture Content; 5.95 1.01mg/100g, Ash Content; 3.38 8.00 mg/100g, Crude Fat; 43.60 5.00 mg/100g, Crude fibre; 17.60 2.00 mg/100g, crude protein; 43.71 1.64 mg/100g while Nitrogen free extract is 3.36 3.42 mg/100g. The following values were obtained as the mineral contents of the Seed; Ca; 1.55mg/100g, Mg; 5.36mg/100g, Fe; 0.97mg/100g, Mn; 0.60mg/100g, Cu; 0.40mg/100g, Cr; 0.05mg/100g. Pb and Cd were also present in the Proportions of 0.04mg/100g, 0.04mg/100g respectively. The results obtained indicated that Moringa oleifera Seeds are of good dietary benefits to man and animal

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Sodamade A, Owonikoko AD, Owoyemi DS. Nutrient contents and mineral composition of Moringa oleifera Seed. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(2):205-207.
International Journal of Chemical Studies