Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics

Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0398

Blessing Dominic Peter

Dr, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

  • Research Article   
    Food and Health Value Potentials of Unripe Plantain (Musa paradisiaca) from its Chemical and Nutritional Compositions
    Author(s): Blessing Dominic Peter, Fehintola Etim Umo* and Ozioma Udochukwu Akakuru*

    Unripe plantain fruit (Musa paradisiaca) has immense potential as an excellent nutritive source for diabetic patients. Evaluation of its chemical and nutritional properties was carried out as a first step in realizing its food value. Alkaloids, saponins, tannins, phlobatannins, anthraquinones, flavonoids, polyphenols, cardiac glycosides, anthranoids, and reducing sugar in the fruit were assessed by analytical methods. The fruit contained 20%, 4%, 10%, 12.25%, and 65.75% of moisture, ash content, crude fat, protein content, and carbohydrate content, respectively. Additionally, carbohydrate and moisture contents in it were much higher than other parameters studied. The result obtained showed that cardiac glycoside, polyphenols, and reducing sugars were present while alkaloids, saponins, tannins, phlobatannins, anthraquinones, flavonoids and anthranoids were absent. The presence of polyp.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0398-22.12.320

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