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Selected Antinutrients and Proximate Compositions of Honey (Apis mellifera) Sample Collected from Biase, Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State, Nigeria | Abstract
Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access

Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0501

44 1562 548899

Abstract

Selected Antinutrients and Proximate Compositions of Honey (Apis mellifera) Sample Collected from Biase, Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State, Nigeria

Okputu Jerome Igbang, Obi Abang and Eneji

Honey, is a natural product of the genus Apis from plant nectars, secretions and excretions of plant-sucking insects. Usually, it contains a variety of nutritional and anti-nutrient substances which varies depending on the plant species on which the bees forages. It had been noted that over the years, there have been a greater increase in the demand to know the best source of honey base on geographical location; this has led to increase in research of this honey type. This study was then undertaken to compare the proximate compositions and anti-nutrient compositions of honey sample harvested from Biase, southern senatorial district of Cross River State, Nigeria. The honey sample was analyzed following Standards Association of Official Analytical Chemists protocol for proximate compositions and anti-nutrient compositions using standard calibrated machines. Analysis of the results obtained showed that the honey sample was significantly rich in it nutritional compositions and less in anti-nutrient compositions (P<0.05). However, they are slightly high value of fats (6.7 ± 0.54%), and ash (17 ± 0%) contents from this sample, not only that, but only selected parameters were studied. Therefore, further study is recommended to be undertaken to ascertain other parameters not included in this study.

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