Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 325–328

Nutrient content of Prosopis africana seeds

  • J.T. Barminas
  • H.M. Maina
  • J. Ali
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008045218320

Cite this article as:
Barminas, J., Maina, H. & Ali, J. Plant Foods Hum Nutr (1998) 52: 325. doi:10.1023/A:1008045218320

Abstract

The proximate and mineral compositions of Prosopis africana seeds used in the preparation of a local condiment in Nigeria and as animal feed were investigated. The proximate analysis showed that protein, ash and fiber values were comparable to Parkia africana seeds. However, the crude lipid content was lower than Parkia filicoidea seeds and decorticated groundnut. Phosphorus, potassium and calcium were the major mineral elements of the seeds, thereby suggesting that they could contribute partially to the overall daily intake of these elements.

CarbohydrateFood energyMineral compositionNutrientsProsopis africanaSeeds

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.T. Barminas
    • 1
  • H.M. Maina
    • 1
  • J. Ali
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryFederal University of TechnologyYolaNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesFederal University of TechnologyYolaNigeria