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Comparative Assessment of Chemical Composition and Anti-Nutrient Components of Solenostemon Rotundifolius Tuber Pulp and Peel


Kwazo, H.A*, Sulaiman, A. U, Abdulmumin, U, Muhammad, M.U and Mohammed, S

This research work compared chemical composition and anti-nutritional components of Solenostemon rotundifolius tubers pulp and peel. The proximate analysis revealed that peels of S. rotundifolius have high crude protein, lipid and fiber whereas the pulps show high carbohydrates and energy content. The mineral elements in mg/100g for the peel and pulp were magnesium (811.52 ± 0.34 and 816.96 ± 0.58), calcium (716.59 ± 0.77 and 723.83 ± 0.24), potassium (73.33 ± 2.36 and 101.67 ± 6.24) and iron (10.83 ± 0.67 and 15.20 ± 0.51) respectively. The values of anti-nutritional properties analyzed for both the peels and the pulps were quite suitable and within the safe limit for consumption. Therefore, the results obtained from the analysis indicate that the peel and pulp may be a good raw material for nutritional and other industrial applications

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