Bioactive and nutritive compounds in Sorghum bicolor (Guinea corn) red leaves and their health implication.

  title={Bioactive and nutritive compounds in Sorghum bicolor (Guinea corn) red leaves and their health implication.},
  author={D. Abugri and B. J. Tiimob and V. Apalangya and G. Pritchett and W. Mcelhenney},
  journal={Food chemistry},
  volume={138 1},
Sorghum bicolor L. Moench (Naga Red) red leaves is an ingredient used in rice and beans that is known as "waakye" in the Hausa language in some African countries. Little is known about its benefits aside from its colourant properties. We studied its bioactive, nutritive compounds and the effectiveness of four organic solvents (methanol, ethanol, acetone and diethyl ether) in isolation of these compounds to gain information regarding its health benefits to consumers. Of the compounds evaluated… Expand
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