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British Biotechnology Journal, ISSN: 2231-2927,Vol.: 4, Issue.: 3 (March)


Chemical and Amino Acid Composition of Raw and Defatted African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis) Kernel


Ogungbenle Henry Niyi1*

1Ekiti State University, Department of Chemistry P.M.B 5363, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

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(1) Miguel Cerqueira, Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal.


(1) Anonymous

(2) Anonymous.

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The proximate, mineral, functional properties, anti-nutrients and amino acid compositions of African mango (Irvingia gabonensis) seeds have been investigated. The results showed that seeds contained ash (2.49 g/100g), moisture (5.79 g/100g), protein (10.64 g/100g), fat (54.67 g/100g), fibre (8.35g/100g) and carbohydrate (18.67 g/100g). The predominant mineral was magnesium (54.53 mg/kg). Water absorption, oil absorption and oil emulsion capacities were relatively high while foaming capacity and least gelation concentration were low.

Keywords :

Chemical; amino acid; raw; defatted; African mango.

Full Article - PDF    Page 244-253

DOI : 10.9734/BBJ/2014/7609

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