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Nutritional composition of Prosopis chilensis (Molina) Stuntz leaves and pods from Sudan

Nutritional composition of Prosopis chilensis (Molina) Stuntz leaves and pods from Sudan

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dc.contributor.author Yagi, Sakina
dc.contributor.author Salah, Omer
dc.date 2011
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-25T10:22:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-25T10:22:58Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-25
dc.date.submitted 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/19432
dc.description.abstract Analyses of the proximate, nutritionally valuable minerals and amino acids compositions in pods and leaves of Prosopis chilensis were carried. Dry leaves and pods contained 32.2% and 12.5% protein, 52.6% and 53.0% carbohydrate, 4.1% and 2.5% lipid, 18.5% and 27.5% crude fibre, 12.6% and 4.9% ash, 4.8% and 6.1% moisture respectively. The pods showed higher amount of most essential amino acids than the leaves and fulfil the requirements of the FAO/WHO ‘standard protein’. Mineral ranges (mg/100g dry weight) in leaves and pods were: P (250 and 164), K (116 and 191), Na (1.0 and 4.0), Ca (276 and 26), Mg (28 and 94), Fe (9.0 and 3.0) and Mn (1.0 and 1.0) respectively. Comparing these values with recommended dietary allowances, the results indicated that P. chilensis could be a good supplement for some nutrients. en_US
dc.publisher uofk en_US
dc.subject Prosopis chilensis, proximate analysis, amino acids, minerals en_US
dc.title Nutritional composition of Prosopis chilensis (Molina) Stuntz leaves and pods from Sudan en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Science en_US

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