Phytochemical, Proximate, Minerals and Vitamin Composition of Monodora Myristica Piper Guineese Seeds
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The phytochemical, proximate, minerals and vitamin composition of Piper guineese seeds were investigated using standard analysis. Result shows that the Piperguineese seeds contains the following phytochemicals respectively; phytate 0.39±0.01, Tannins 1.30±0.01, saponins 0.25±0.00, flavonoid 0.26±0.00, alkaloid 1.58±0.01, phenol 0.01±0.01, steroid 0.06±0.00. The crude protein was found to be (6.67±0.05), moisture content as 12.41 ± 0.06 and. 314. 28±0.007 of potassium was obtained. Other important minerals like calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus and iron were present as well as vitamins (niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, ascorbic acid and vitamin A).
Piper guineese seeds, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, alkaloid, phenol, steroid.