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Nutritional Potential of Citrus Sinensis and Vitis Vinifera Peels
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Nutritional Potential of Citrus Sinensis and Vitis Vinifera Peels


Uraku, A. J

1Department of Biochemistry, Ebonyi State University, PMB 053 Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.


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Received: November 2, 2015,   Accepted: December 17, 2015,   Published:


Abstract:

The nutritional potential of the peels of Citrus sinensis and Vitis vinifera was assessed by determining proximate and mineral composition. Results indicate carbohydeate content of the peels of Citrus sinensis and Vitis vinifera as 61.07% and 71.77% respectively. Other findings are crude fibre, 13.51% and 4.96%, proten, 3.73% and 11.35%, fats, 10.34% and 1.16%, moisture, 9.78% and 6.52% and ash 1.57% and 4.24%, for the Citrus sinensis and Vitis vinifera respectively. Mineral analysis revealed the order K>Ca>Mg>Na>Fe in the Citrus sinensis and K>Mg>Fe>Na>Ca in the Vitis vinifera. These results suggest that peels of Citrus sinensis and Vitis vinifera to be nutritive.


Keywords: Citrus peels, proximate and mineral composition


Citation:

Uraku, A. J (2015). Nutritional Potential of Citrus Sinensis and Vitis Vinifera Peels. J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V3I4. DOI: 10.15297/JALS.V3I4.03


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© 2015 Uraku, A. J. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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