Comparative evaluation of the nutrient and anti-nutrient contents of edible flours consumed in Nigeria

Comparative evaluation of the nutrient and anti-nutrient contents of edible flours consumed in Nigeria

Author: 
Onyenweaku, Eridiong O
Publisher: 
Rural Outreach Programme (ROP)
Date published: 
2021
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Ebai, PA, jt. author
Okonkwo, CO, jt. author
Fila, WA, jt. author
Journal Title: 
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Source: 
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol 21, No. 1, January 2021, pp. 17254-17271
Abstract: 

Healthy foods/diets are essential for maintaining good health and preventing diseases. Recently, there has been increase in the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide and this has brought about a lot of research on the effect of various foods on the nutritional status of people.Also,this has led to the development of healthier alternatives to manage such health conditions.The aim of this study was to comparatively evaluate the nutrient and anti-nutrient content of four commonly-consumed flours.Processed wheat, oat and unripe plantain flours were purchased from the market while fonio was purchased as whole grain before it was cleaned and milled into fine flour. Samples were stored at room temperature in properly-labelled, air-tight sample glass bottles for analyses. Proximate composition was determined using standard methods of the Association of Analytical Chemists(AOAC). Micronutrients were estimated by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry,while anti-nutrients were determined using standard spectrophotometric methods. Inferential and descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data at a significance level of P

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CITATION: Onyenweaku, Eridiong O. Comparative evaluation of the nutrient and anti-nutrient contents of edible flours consumed in Nigeria . : Rural Outreach Programme (ROP) , 2021. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol 21, No. 1, January 2021, pp. 17254-17271 - Available at: https://library.au.int/comparative-evaluation-nutrient-and-anti-nutrient-contents-edible-flours-consumed-nigeria