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Evaluation of the proximate composition mineral and antinutritional properties of Tamarind (Tamarindus Indica) seednut

 Department: Food Science Technology  
 By: usericon Israelim31  

 Project ID: 5921
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This work evaluated the Proximate Composition, Mineral and Anti-nutritional Properties of Tamarind (Tamarindus  indica) seed nut which were processed by roasting at 100oC for 15min and soaking for 14 days to remove the seed coat. The proximate analysis of the roasted and soaked samples revealed the values of crude protein, moisture, crude fat, crude fiber, ash and carbohydrate content present to be 22.57%, 8.00%, 6.80%, 6.30%,  4.55%, 56.24% and 22.16%, 10.5%, 7.05%, 6.15%, 4.05%, and 56.24% respectively. The mineral composition presents are K (1440.00), Mg (268.00), P (94.40), Na (40.16) and Fe (15.28) for the roasted sample and K (480.00), Mg (220.00), P (99.20), Na (38.24) and Fe (15.56) for the soaked sample in mg/100g. Calcium content was not detected in both samples. The phytochemical analysis showed that the soaked T. indica registered significant reduction in tannin, phytate, and saponin when compared to the roasted sample. At the same time, also the roasted sample showed significant reduction in trypsin and hydrogen cyanide content when compared to the soaked sample.  The alkaloid content in both samples was (3.4%) and showed no significant (P0.05) difference. The utilization of tamarind as food will clearly reduce the over-dependence on common legumes for increasing protein especially in developing countries like Nigeria. ...
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