Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
Vol. 18, No. 2, 2014, pp. 218-221
Bioline Code: ja14030
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2014, pp. 218-221
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Physico-chemical Properties of Serendipity Berry ( Dioscoreophyllum cuminsii ) Fruit|
ABIODUN, O.A. & AKINOSO, R.
This study evaluates the physico-chemical properties of serendipity berry. Physico-chemical properties of the serendipity berries were analyzed. The total number of berries in a bunch of fruit ranged from 45 to 98. This depends on the size of the bunch. The results revealed the dry matter, moisture, soluble solids and vitamin C to be 19.56%, 80.44%, 11.20% and 12.80mg/100g respectively. Titratable acidity and pH were 0.21% and 6.6 respectively. The number of berries per bunch ranged from 45-98 and the 10-fruit weight was 5.30g. Total carotenoid value was 2.01 mg/100g in the fruit. The fruits have appreciable amount of total soluble solid which could serve as a source of energy. Serendipity berry fruits compared relatively with other fruits used in the fruit industry.
Carotenoids; Fruit; Physico-chemical properties; Serendipity berry