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ANALYTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ADANSONIA DIGITATA L. SEED OIL GROWN IN THE SIND REGION OF PAKISTAN

Abstract

Muhammad Ayaz, Ghazala. H. Rizwani, Huma Shareef, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Tayyaba Mumtaz

Adansonia digitata L. (Malvaceae) is a one of the universal remedial plant having great medicinal and nutritional value. In this study we used fruit (seed and pulp) of this plant and evaluate its proximate composition, mineral and amino acid content. Seed oil analyzed for its fatty acid profile, sterol composition and tocopherol contents. All examined results are very promising and meet the recommended dietary allowances requirement. The present study of fruit of baobab could be the helpful in developing the new nutraceuticals from the region of Pakistan

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