Ape Et Al


Ape et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 6 (9), pp. 272-275, October 2016.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 101516167

(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2016.9.101516167)


Comparative Proximate Analysis of
Maize and Sorghum Bought from Ogbete Main Market of Enugu State, Nigeria


Ape David I*1, Nwogu
Nwanyinnaya A2

Uwakwe Ezekiel I 3, Ikedinobi Chinelo S4


Materials and Energy Technology Department, Projects Development Institute
(PRODA) Emene, Enugu State, Nigeria.


Maize and sorghum plays an important role in the diet
of Africans, it serves as a major source of carbohydrate in both human and
livestock diet for release of energy needed for normal body metabolism. In this
research white maize and white sorghum (Guinea corn) both of the grass family
were analysed for their proximate contents. The maize and sorghum (Guinea corn)
were found to be nutritious both contained carbohydrate, protein, fats and oil,
crude fibre content and minerals (Ash). In the research carried out it was
found that maize contained moisture content of 7.16%, Protein 8.75%, Fats and
oils 2.40%, Crude fibre 2.04%, Carbohydrate 77.46%, Ash content was found to be
2.19%. While sorghum had moisture content of 6.36%, Protein 9.10%, Fats and
oils 3.10%, Crude fibre 2.86%, Carbohydrate 76.51%, and Ash content 2.07%. From
the analyses carried out both maize and sorghum are good nutritional foods with
maize having higher percentage of carbohydrate and sorghum higher percentage of


Keywords: Maize, Sorghum, Grains, proximate, Analyses.

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