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Effect of Fermentation Time on the Proximate and Mineral Composition of Fermented African Oil Bean Seed ‘Ugba’

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Ugba was produced by fermenting African oil bean seed samples for different periods of time. The Proximate and Mineral composition of fermented and unfermented African oil bean seed ‘ugba’ was investigated and the results showed that the Moisture content ranged from 49.32±0.08% to 51.32±0.06%, the crude Fat content ranges from 17.80±0.08% to 19.36±0.12%, the Protein content ranges from 15.46±0.05 % to 17.36±0.07 %, the Ash content ranges from 1.94±0.03% to 2.64±0.00%, the crude Fibre content ranges from 2.63±0.09 % to 3.22±0.06% and the Carbohydrate content ranges from 6.33±0.01 % to 12.15±0.07 %. The results from the mineral composition showed Ca from 86.35±0.09 mg/100g to 92.11±0.09 mg/100g, Mg from 186.14±0.17 mg/100g to 235.14±0.08 mg/100g, P from 102.48±0.02 mg/100g to 117.23±0.06 mg/100g and Fe from 11.46±0.11mg/100g to 12.50±0.05mg/100g. The results showed that the minerals and some of the proximate compositions increased as fermentation time increased, therefore giving an indication that fermentation improves the nutrient composition of Ugba.


Sustainable Food Production (Volume 2)
C. D. Nwachukwu et al., "Effect of Fermentation Time on the Proximate and Mineral Composition of Fermented African Oil Bean Seed ‘Ugba’", Sustainable Food Production, Vol. 2, pp. 13-20, 2018
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June 2018

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