QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF TWO COCOS NUCIFERA FRUITS.
AbstractA quantitative analysis of two species of coconut fruit aimed at determining the levels of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, iodine, iron, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, fats, protein, vitamin A and C were carried out using standard methods. The results show that the alkaloid content was 0.6% and 1.1%, saponins (0.2% and 2.8%), tannins (0.5% and 3.0%), flavonoids (0.03% and 0.01%), iodine (7.40mgI/g and 6.30mgI/g), iron (3.47ppm and 5.00ppm), zinc (0.97ppm and 0.76ppm), phosphorus (1.15ppm and 1.26ppm) and calcium (5.66ppm and 7.17ppm). Others were include vitamin A (61.55mg/kg and 147.40mg/kg), vitamin C (5.24mg/kg and 7.84mg/kg), fat (16.0% and 9.0%) and protein (4.8% and 1.1%). The study shows that the samples contain phytonutrients in varying proportions and therefore highly recommended for human consumption.
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Nzekwe, A. B. C. ., & Nzekwe, F. N. . . (2021). QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF TWO COCOS NUCIFERA FRUITS . Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 46(1). https://doi.org/10.46602/jcsn.v46i1.572