Parameters (%) Seed Sample
Light Brown (LB) Dark Brown (DB)
Moisture 10.99b ± 0.1002 11.21a ± 0.0058
Protein 20.23b ± 0.5658 23.75a ± 0.0839
Oil 3.90a± 0.0500 3.17b± 0.0462
Ash 2.50a± 0.0000 2.17b± 0.0577
Fiber 3.08a± 0.0493 2.51b± 0.0058
Carbohydrate (by difference) 59.303b ± 0.4041 57.33a ± 0.2452
Seed colour: LB = Light brown and DB = Dark brown respectivelyEach value is a mean of three determinations.
Means followed by similar superscript letters in a column are not significantlydifferent at (P ≥ 0.05)
Table 1: Proximate chemical composition of the Tamarindus indica seed.