Determination of the elemental composition of the pulp, seed and fruit coat of black velvet tamarind (Dialium guineense) using instrumental neutron activation analysis

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dc.contributor.author Ofosu, D.O.
dc.contributor.author Opata, N.S.
dc.contributor.author Gyampo, O.
dc.contributor.author Odamtten, G.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-21T09:32:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-21T09:32:08Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10
dc.identifier.other Vol. 6(19): pp 3536-3539
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.19026/rjaset.6.3557
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/26624
dc.description.abstract This study sought to provide data on the mineral composition of the fruit pulp, outer coat and seed of Dialiu guineense in an attempt to widen the sources of minerals for the rural population of sub-Saharan Africa. The elemental composition of the pulp, seed and fruit coat of black velvet tamarind (Dialium guineense) was determined using Neutron Activation Analysis. The fruit pulp contained manganese (23.40±1.57μg/g), chlorine (205.40±37.59 μg/g), calcium (5671.00±2132.30 μg/g), sodium (332.95±8.76 μg/g) and potassium (6190.00±711.85 μg/g). The seed and fruit coat contained all these minerals except potassium and sodium respectively. The fruit pulp can serve as a good source of macrominerals for humans while the fruit coat and seed could be ground and incorporated in various meal formulations of livestock as mineral supplements. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology en_US
dc.subject Dialium guineense en_US
dc.subject Macrominerals en_US
dc.subject Mineral deficiency en_US
dc.title Determination of the elemental composition of the pulp, seed and fruit coat of black velvet tamarind (Dialium guineense) using instrumental neutron activation analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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