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 OALibJ  Vol.2 No.5 , May 2015
Proximate and Quantitative Phytochemical Analysis of Aframomum chrysanthum
Abstract: This work investigates the proximate and quantitative phytochemical composition of Aframomum chrysanthum (AC). The result of proximate analysis showed carbohydrate composition of (65.44% ± 1.7%) to be the highest component, followed by crude protein (13.10% ± 1.2%) and ash with the least value (2.28% ± 0.1%). Quantification of the revealed phytochemical component showed the concentration (μg/ml) of the following in the order: alkaloids > flavonoids > tannins > phenol. The study provided needed information on the nutritional and phytochemical composition of AC.
Cite this paper: Nwachoko, N. , Essien, E. and Ayalogu, E. (2015) Proximate and Quantitative Phytochemical Analysis of Aframomum chrysanthum. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101529.
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