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Phytochemical Composition of Brachstegia eurycoma and Mucuna flagellipes Seeds

@inproceedings{Okwu2009PhytochemicalCO,
  title={Phytochemical Composition of Brachstegia eurycoma and Mucuna flagellipes Seeds},
  author={Donatus Ebere Okwu and Ezinne K Okoro},
  year={2009}
}
Brachystegia eurycoma and Mucuna flagellipes seeds, which are commonly used as soup condiment and flavoring agents in South Eastern Nigeria were analyzed for their chemical composition. Phytochemical studies revealed the presence of bioactive compounds comprising flavoniods (2.24-6.23 mg.100 g), alkaloids (0.50.77 mg.100 g), phenolic compounds (0.05-0.07 mg.100 g), saponins (0.46-0.79 mg.100 g) and tannins (0.13-0.16 mg.100 g). The protein, carbohydrate, lipid and fiber content were 7.0-10.50… CONTINUE READING

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