Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
FOLLOW US:     Facebook     Twitter
Blue
   
Curve Top
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 334-336
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2006.334.336
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail
Nutritional Potential of the Nut of Tropical Almond (Terminalia Catappia L.)
Agatemor Christian and Mark E. Ukhun

Abstract:
Nuts play an important role in the diet of many people in the world. They serve to supplement the nutrients provided by cereals, legumes and vegetables. The goal of this study was to investigate the nutritional potential of the nut of Tropical Almond (Terminalia catappia L.). To this end the mineral composition, proximate composition, vitamin A and C content, nitrite and total acidity levels of the nut were analyzed. The results showed the presence of significant amount of phosphorus (22000 μg/g dry weight), large amounts of carbohydrates (78.14% dry weight) and crude fat (16.35% dry weight) in the nut. Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Sodium and Manganese were also detected at significant levels. Vitamins A and C were also present at levels, which can supplement other dietary sources. Nitrite and total acidity were low, thus making the nut safe for consumption. The result of the study shows that Tropical Almond nut can contribute useful amounts of essential nutrients to the diet of man.
PDF Citation Report Citation
 RELATED ARTICLES:
  •    Nutrient Contents of the Fresh Pulps and Dried Pulp Cakes of Vitellaria paradoxa of Gulu District, Uganda
How to cite this article:

Agatemor Christian and Mark E. Ukhun , 2006. Nutritional Potential of the Nut of Tropical Almond (Terminalia Catappia L.). Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 5: 334-336.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2006.334.336

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2006.334.336

 
COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

       

       

Curve Bottom