Some Nutrient and Anti-Nutrient Components of Pterygota macrocarpa Seed Flour

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Amoo, I.A.
Agunbiade, F.O.
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The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology
The potential of Pterygota macrocarpa to serve as a raw material source for industrial applications, domestic consumption, and animal feedstock formulation to reduce the overburden of few seed was assessed by this study. Two seed forms; whole and dehulled seeds, were analyzed for proximate composition, minerals contents, and anti-nutrient properties. Extracted seed-oils were characterized. The results indicate that the seed is a potential source of oil suitable for industrial applications while the mineral components are in favor of its application in feedstock. The seed is a good source of phosphorous, potassium, and zinc. The keep value of the seed is good because of the low moisture content which will ease its preservation. However, domestic application of the seed is limited by low protein content as well as high content values for phytate (approximately 7%) and tannins (1.6 – 2.4%). The study of amino contents, lipid profile, and fatty acid content and development of appropriate processing to reduce the anti-nutrient properties may further reveal the potential domestic application of the seed.
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seed analysis , legumes , seed oil , Pterygota macrocarpa , Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES::Chemistry
Amoo, I. A., & Agunbiade, F. O. (2010). Some nutrient and anti-nutrient components of Pterygota macrocarpa seed flour. Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Vol.9(2), 293-300pp