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
*Corresponding Author

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).
Ricinus Communis, phytate, Steroid, niacin, thiamin
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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