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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 04)
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Comparative Analysis of Nutritional and Anti Nutritional Contents of Some Varieties of Mango (Mangifera indica) in Kaduna Metropolis-Nigeria

S. Sarkiyayi, M. Mohammed and A. Yakubu
Corresponding Author:  S. Sarkiyayi 

Key words:  Adansonia digitata, anti nutrients, Durio zubethinus murr, Foetide lour, mango, ,
Vol. 5 , (04): 387-391
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September 28, 2012 November 26, 2012 April 15, 2013

Three varieties of mangoes (Mangifera indica) namely; Adansonia digitata (Durshea) big seed, Durio zubethinus murr (Peter) middle seeded, Foetide lour (Julie) collected within Kaduna metropolis were subjected to proximate analysis. Analysis of the nutritional and anti-nutritional contents of the three varieties of mangoes revealed that moisture content, crude protein, carbohydrate, crude fat, ash content and vitamin c were 79.17, 1.97, 7.16, 1.89, 9.81 and 34.12% respectively for Durshea variety. The findings revealed that Peter (Middle Seeded) mango proximate values for all the nutrients analyzed were not significantly (p>0.05) different from the values obtained from Durshea result. The Julie (Small Seeded) mango’s moisture content (72.04%) and carbohydrate contents (16.59 mg/100 g) were significantly (p<0.05) different from Durshea and Peter varieties. The findings also revealed that calcium contents were 0.15, 0.10 and 0.13% for durshea, peter and Julie, respectively. Iron and magnesium contents were present in small amount for all the three variaties. The contents of cyanogenic glycosides (0.28 mg/100 g), oxalates (1.60 mg/100 g) and phytate (0.62 mg/100 g) for durshea were not significantly different from peter and jullie varieties of the mango. The findings revealed that the three varieties of mango contain appreciable amounts of nutrients that the body required for its normal metabolic functions .The anti nutrients contents is negligible. The Durshea variety is the most recommended for human consumption because of its high lipids and calcium contents.
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S. Sarkiyayi, M. Mohammed and A. Yakubu, 2013. Comparative Analysis of Nutritional and Anti Nutritional Contents of Some Varieties of Mango (Mangifera indica) in Kaduna Metropolis-Nigeria.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 5(04): 387-391.
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