alexa Phytochemical And Nutritional Properties Of Dried Leaf Powder Of Moringa Oleifera Lam. From Machala El Oro Province Of Ecuador
ISSN: 2161-0495

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 

3rd International Summit on Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology
October 20-22, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago-North Shore, USA

Chinwe Christy Isitua, Maria Jose Sanchez-Muros Lozano and Carmita Jaramillo Jaramillo
Posters: J Clin Toxicol
DOI: 10.4172/2161-0495.S1.013
Abstract
M oringa oleifera is a soft wooded tree whose fruits, roots and leaves have been advocated for traditional, medicinal and industrial uses. The phytochemical and nutritional properties of the dried leaf powder of M. oleifera used as nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, functional foods or a source of vegetable in meal preparation were investigated in this study to scientifically provide an empirical evidence for its use and benefits. Using standard phytochemical screening procedures, the phytochemicals identified were tannins, saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, cardiac glycosides and reducing sugars. The physico-chemical analysis using standard official methods and gas chromatography revealed the following nutrients; proteins (24.31%), carbohydrate (41.20%), ashes (11.50%), crude fiber (10.28%), total fat (9.22%), moisture (6.12%) and saturated fatty acids (3.77), unsaturated fatty acids (5.45), monounsaturated fatty acids (0.87), polyunsaturated fatty acids (4.58) and trans fatty acid (0.00) for fatty acid profile. Using acid hydrolysis and ion-exchange chromatography, the amino acid analysis report showed the presence of essential and semi essential amino acids in varying amounts with a total of 27.16 nmol at 570nm and proline was 1.432 nmol at 440 nm. These findings have far reaching nutritional importance in the healthcare system of this country and will help to address undernutrition in a cost effective manner. Thus, the use of M. oleifera leaves as nutrients should be encouraged and sustained in this and other countries
Biography
Chinwe Christy Isitua is a Scientist who completed her PhD in 2013 from University of Benin, Nigeria and is currently doing her Postdoctoral studies in Universidad Tecnica de Machala Ecuador with the Emblematic Prometeo Project Fellowship of the Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (SENESCYT) Ecuador.
image PDF   |   image HTML
 

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords