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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. 17, No. 1, 2013, pp. 47-50
Bioline Code: ja13007
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2013, pp. 47-50

 en Phytochemical screening, proximate and elemental analysis of Citrus sinensis check for this species in other resources peels (l.) Osbeck.
OSARUMWENSE, PETER O.; OKUNROBO, LUCKY O & UWUMARONGIE-ILORI, E.G

Abstract

Citrus sinensis check for this species in other resources was screened for its phytochemical composition and was evaluated for the proximate and elemental analysis. The phytochemical analysis indicated the presence of reducing sugar, saponins, cardiac glycosides, tannins and flavonoids. The elemental analysis indicated the presence of the following mineral elements in various concentrations: Zn, Cu, Mg, and Mn, while Cd and Ni were less than 0.001 and 0.05 respectively, while Cr was about 0.01 in concentration. Proximate analysis also shows that it has a high nutritional value such as carbohydrate, fibre, Ash, fat and protein. These results recommended the consumption of these peels of desired physiochemical properties as sources of food fibres or low-calorie bulk ingredients in food applications requiring oil and moisture retention. © JASEM

Keywords
Citrus sinensis, Phytochemical screening, Proximate analysis, Elemental analysis.

 
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