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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 59-61
Bioline Code: ja09025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 59-61

 en Investigation on the effect of Germination on the Proximate Composition of African Yam Bean ( Sphenostylis stenocarpa check for this species in other resources Hochst ex A Rich) and Fluted Pumpkin ( Telferia occidentalis check for this species in other resources )
Onwuka, C. Frank; Ikewuchi, C. Catherine; Ikewuchi, C. Jude & Ayalogu, O. Edward

Abstract

The effect of germination on the proximate composition of African yam bean ( Sphenostylis stenocarpa check for this species in other resources ) and fluted pumpkin ( Telferia occidentalis check for this species in other resources ) was investigated. The moisture and total lipid content of the ungerminated African yam bean seeds is significantly lower (p<0.05) than that of the germinated seeds, while their crude protein, total carbohydrate, ash and total metabolizable energy content was higher. The ungerminated fluted pumpkin seeds had significantly lower (p<0.05) moisture, crude protein, ash and total lipid content, higher total carbohydrate and a comparable metabolizable energy content. The proximate compositions of seeds of both plants were variably affected by germination. @ JASEM

 
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