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Scirj Volume II, Issue IV, April 2014 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Proximate and Phytochemical Composition of Leaves of Ceiba pentandra, Manihot esculentus and Abelmoschus esculentus in Southwestern Nigeria

Raimi Monsurat M., Oyekanmi Adeyinka M., Farombi Abolaji G.

Abstract: The leaves of Ceiba pentandra (Java), Manihot esculentus (Cassava) and Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra) are consumed as vegetables in Southwestern Nigeria. The proximate and phytochemical composition of these leaves were investigated using standard procedures. Powdered dried leaves of Java, Cassava and Okra were analysed for ash, moisture, fat, fibre, protein, carbohydrate, tannins, flavonoids, phenols and ascorbic acid composition. The percentage composition result values for ash, moisture, fat, fibre, protein and carbohydrate in the leaves ranged from 15.00% - 6.30%, 0.15% - 4.85%, 9.60% - 8.40%, 25.44% - 17.55%, 21.16% - 8.65% and 41.25% - 32.65% respectively. Tannins, flavonoids and phenols composition values ranges were 8.98% - 0.81%, 4.71% - 0.12% and 0.07% - 0.03% respectively while ascorbic acid content ranged from 3.16mg/100g to 2.84mg/100g. The result values obtained have shown that these leaves have good nutritive and therapeutic values and there is need for increased inclusion of these leaves as vegetables in everyday meal.

Reference this Paper: Proximate and Phytochemical Composition of Leaves of Ceiba pentandra, Manihot esculentus and Abelmoschus esculentus in Southwestern Nigeria by Raimi Monsurat M., Oyekanmi Adeyinka M., Farombi Abolaji G. published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume II, Issue IV, April 2014 Edition, Page 30-34 ".

Search Terms: Cassava, Java, leaves, Okra, phytochemical, proximate

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