Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  0975-4393

ISSN Online :  2349-2988


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Ricinus Communis seeds (ogiri-okpei) and its phytochemical composition



Address:   Ezenobi U.V, F.J. Amaku , Agbidi, Chioma
Department of Chemistry Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria
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ABSTRACT:
The numerous health benefits associated with Ricinus Communis seeds (Ogiri-okpei) are as a result of the numerous vitamins identified and phytochemical content of Ogiri-okpei.proximate, minerals and vitamin composition of Ricinus Communis were investigated using standard analysis. Result shows that the spices Ricinus Communis seeds contains the following phytochemicals respectively; Phytate4.36±0.06, Tannins 0.64±0.02 , Saponins0.34±0.02, Flavonoid0.13±0.01, Alkaloid 0.84±0.00, Phenol 0.08±0.00, Steroid 0.08±0.00. Other important minerals like calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus and iron were present as well as vitamins (niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, ascorbic acid and vitamin A).
KEYWORDS:
Ricinus Communis, phytate, Steroid, niacin, thiamin
Cite:
Ezenobi U.V, F.J. Amaku , Agbidi, Chioma. Ricinus Communis seeds (ogiri-okpei) and its phytochemical composition. Research J. Science and Tech. 2016; 8(4):204-208.
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