Determination of Chlorophylls, Carotenoids, and Fatty Acid Profiles of Tetrapleura Tetraptera Seeds and their Health Implication

  title={Determination of Chlorophylls, Carotenoids, and Fatty Acid Profiles of Tetrapleura Tetraptera Seeds and their Health Implication},
  author={D. Abugri and G. Pritchett},
  journal={Journal of Herbs, Spices \& Medicinal Plants},
  pages={391 - 400}
Tetrapleura tetraptera (Prekesse) fruits have been used in ethonomedicine for treatment of diseases and as spices in food preparation. For instance, it is used for soup preparation for a local food (dish) known as “Fufu” in Akan (a local language in Ghana). Little is known about its total chlorophyll, total carotenoids, β-carotene contents as well as its fatty acid profiles and their associated health benefits to consumers. The fatty acid (FA) profile(s) of the seed revealed that the most… Expand
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