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Comparative Proximate Composition of Jatropha Curcas Seed from India, Kaduna and Edo

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Author Inekwe U.V., Onyike E., Odey M.O., Agbaji A.S., Joel J.T., Diafe P
On Pages 379-381
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 6
Issue Date June, 2012
Publishing Date June, 2012
Keywords FPGA, Jatropha curcas, seed, cake, proximate analysis


Abstract

Jatropha curcas seed has great economic, agricultural and nutritional potentials. The present study evaluates the proximate composition of seed and seed cake of Jatropha curcas from India, Kaduna and Edo, using standard methods. The proximate analysis for the seed revealed that the (%) presence of Crude Protein was (24.720.00) for Kaduna, (21.111.09) for India and (28.871.24) for Edo; and these increases were significant (p < 0.05). Crude Lipid for Edo (29.950.50) was significantly (p < 0.05) lower than that of Kaduna (37.854.11). Crude Carbohydrate for Kaduna (15.510.97) was significantly lower (p < 0.05) than that of India (18.581.64). Crude Fibre contents were not significant (p > 0.05). Also, the Ash and Moisture contents were not significant (p > 0.05). The findings from this study reveal that though the seed is not edible (due to its toxic potentials), it has great nutritional potentials, especially as a source of animal feed. The result also shows that the (%) nutritional content is not really dependent on the geographical location where the plant was cultivated.

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