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Nutritional Properties and Antioxidant Activity of <em>Chrysophyllum africanum</em> Leaves and Pulp | OMICS International| Abstract
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Journal of Molecular Pharmaceutics & Organic Process Research
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  • Research Article   
  • J Mol Pharm Org Process Res 2017, Vol 5(1): 139
  • DOI: 10.4172/2329-9053.1000139

Nutritional Properties and Antioxidant Activity of Chrysophyllum africanum Leaves and Pulp

Elekwa Iheanyichukwu1, Nwaogwugwu Joel Caleb1*, Ikonne Okezie Uche2, Ezekwa AS3 and Egege Amaka Nkechinyere1
1Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biological and Physical Sciences, Abia State University, Nigeria
2Department of Statistics, Faculty of Biological and Physical Sciences, Abia State University, Nigeria
3Department of Medical Biochemistry, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author : Nwaogwugwu Joel Caleb, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biological and Physical Sciences, Abia State University, Nigeria, Tel: +2348060539271, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Oct 10, 2017 / Accepted Date: Nov 04, 2017 / Published Date: Nov 07, 2017

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of methanol extract of Chrysophyllum africanum leaves and pulp. Results revealed that the leaves contain considerable amounts of minerals and vitamins as follows: 14.14 mg/100 g for iron, 2.37 mg/100g for potassium, 1434.38 mg/100 g for manganese, 82.71 mg/100 g for magnesium, 185.49 mg/100g for calcium, 28.33 mg/kg for ascorbic acid, 13.33 mg/kg for thiamine and 55.83 mg/kg for pyridoxine. Furthermore, it was found that both the leaves and pulps were also rich in the following: 297.49-304.94 mg QE/100 g for total flavonoids, 2086.98-2304.72 mg GAE/100 g for total phenolics, 1.6-96400 mg/kg for citric acid and 130.23-515.23 mg/100 g for tannins. Our results therefore demonstrate that could serve as supplementary source of essential nutrients and antioxidant components with health benefits.

Keywords: Pharmaceutical drugs; Chrysophyllum africanum 

Citation: Iheanyichukwu E, Caleb NJ, Okezie Uche I, AS E, Nkechinyere EA (2017) Nutritional Properties and Antioxidant Activity of Chrysophyllum africanum Leaves and Pulp. J Mol Pharm Org Process Res 5: 139. Doi: 10.4172/2329-9053.1000139

Copyright: ©2017 Iheanyichukwu E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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