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Nigerian Food Journal
Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology
ISSN: 0189-7241
Vol. 25, No. 2, 2007, pp. 165-170
Bioline Code: nf07038
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Nigerian Food Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2007, pp. 165-170

 en Anti-nutrients and heavy metals in some new plantain andbanana cultivars
Adeniji, T.A.; Sanni, L.O.; Barimalaa, I.S. & Hart, A.D.


Plantain and banana flour are important raw material in the baking and confectionery industry, and complementary food formulation. Five new plantain and banana hybrids developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) at Highrainfall Station, Onne, Nigeria were screened for certain anti-nutritional factors and some heavy metals commonly found in foods. Results show that PITA 17 is lowest (1.66%) in saponin, while PITA 24 (4.97%) is highest. Conversely, the tannin content was lowest (0.16%) in PITA 24 and highest (0.28%) in both PITA17andBITA3. Theoxalatecontentofthenewhybrid ranges between 0.49% and 0.82%, across the six cultivars evaluated. Phytate level was lowest (1.2x10-5) in PITA 14 and highest (11.0x10-5) in PITA 24. PITA's 14, 24 and Agbagba contained 4.0x10-5% cyanide, while 4.0x10-5 was obtained for PITA's 17, 26 and BITA 3. The phenolic content of PITA's 14 and 26, and Agbagba was 0.033%, while PITA's 17, 24 and BITA 3 had 0.036%. The heavy metal contents of the new plantain and banana ranges between0.13-0.19ppm for Lead,0.02-0.03ppm for Cadmium, and <0.01ppm for Mercury, across the six cultivars investigated.

Hybrids,flour,industry,anti-nutritionalfactors, heavymetals.

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