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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Issue 1 (2021)

Utilization of some fruit tree rinds as a natural source of dietary compounds

Author(s):

Awotedu BF, Banjo TA, Omolola TO, Owoeye EA and Akala AO

Abstract:
The rinds generated from fruits are usually known as waste, but are beneficial and can be utilized instead of discarding them. The study aims at utilizing some fruit tree rind as a natural source of dietary requirements. Phytochemical screening, proximate and minerals of the fruit rinds were determined using standard analytical procedures, while the fruit rinds to be examined are Chrysophyllum albidum, Persea americana, Annona muricata and Treculia africana. The Phytochemicals screened include; Alkaloids, tannin, saponin, flavonoid, terpenoids, cardio glycoside and phlobatannin. The proximate parameters examined include; moisture content, crude ash, crude fibre, crude fat and crude protein, while the minerals investigated includes both the macro and micro elements. Having considered all the variants, the fruit rinds examined are highly nutritive, it has good dietary compounds and contain some phyto-constituents, hence, the result suggest the incorporation of the peel into animal feed instead of discarding them.

Pages: 1806-1811  |  658 Views  283 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Awotedu BF, Banjo TA, Omolola TO, Owoeye EA and Akala AO. Utilization of some fruit tree rinds as a natural source of dietary compounds. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1):1806-1811.

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