Yahaya Et Al


Yahaya et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 8(12), pp. 370-375, 2018

ISSN: 2276-7770

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DOI Link: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.12.122718183





Effect of Nutritional and Anti-Nutritional Content of African Locust Bean Seeds
(Parkia biglobosa Benth)



*1Adamu, Shahidah A., 2Salau, I. A.
and 2Sambo, S.


*1Department of
Microbiology, Sokoto State University, Sokoto, Nigeria

of Biology, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Nigeria





Article No.:122718183

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2018.12.122718183



African Locust
Bean (Parkia biglobosa) is among the leguminous plants used by man
particularly in some African countries for the production of local condiment.
African locust bean seeds are rich in protein and usually fermented to a
tasty food condiment called daddawa which is used as a flavour
intensifier for soups and stews and also adds protein to a protein-poor diet.
However, the use of African locust bean seeds and other legumes as protein
source is limited by the presence of anti-nutritional factors which are a
diverse range of naturally occurring compounds in many tropical plants. This
study sought to investigate the nutrients and anti-nutrients content of
locust bean. The result of nutrient factors were analyses and it can be seen
that the carbohydrate had highest percentage occurrence with 70.72% followed
by Moisture with 11.5% and lipid with 10% and protein with 6.78% then ash
with 4%.
results of anti-nutritional factor on locust bean can be seen that the
Nitrate had a highest percentage occurrence with 82.8% followed by Tannins with
33% and Cyanide with 4.1% and Phytate with 2.94% and Oxalate with 0.0027%.
Therefore this present work show that locust bean contain high nutritional
value and less anti-nutritional value


Submitted: 27/12/2018

Accepted:  30/12/2018

Published: 03/01/2019


*Corresponding Author

Adamu, Shahidah A.

E-mail: imteehal@ gmail. com

Phone: +234(0)8035419809



Locust Bean, Flavour, Daddawa, Nutritional and Anti-Nutritional




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Cite this
Yahaya M, Adamu, SA,
Salau IA and Sambo S (2018). Processing Effect of Nutritional and
Anti-Nutritional Content of African Locust Bean Seeds (Parkia biglobosa Benth). 8(12), 370-375, http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.12.122718183

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