Comparative Nutritional Composition Of Fungicide Impacted Colocassiae Esculenta And Normal Colocassiae Esculenta (Cocoyam)

AZODO NCHEDO THECLA | 0 pages (0 words) | Theses

ABSTRACT

Staple foods remain the major source of foods in Nigeria and West Africa. However, due to challenge of diseases, there have been a lot of setbacks in its farming and processing. The study investigated if application of fungicide affects nutritional composition of cocoyam. Fungicide was applied foliarly, and farming season lasted for 8 months. All farming conditions for proper growth of the cocoyam were achieved. At the end of farming, amino acid analysis, phytochemicals and nutrient composition were determined using standard protocols. Result obtained showed reduced phytocompounds in the normal cocoyam when compared to the group treated with the fungicide. Alkaloid (1.72+0.55, 3.07+0.18), flavonoid (3.96+0.95, 4.31+0.03),Tanins (0.65+0.22, 0.17+0.05), saponin (1.81+0.01, 3.00+0.05), Glycoside (5.26+0.10, 9.23+0.20), oxalate (0.58+0.03, 1.98+0.16) and phytate (0.31+0.03, 1.51+0.10) in control and test group respectively. Result for proximate composition showed reduced crude fibre (3.43+0.24, 1.12+0.07), starch (20.33+0.32, 15.50+0.57), amylose (6.72+0.16, 4.97+0.09) and lipid content (1.85+0.28, 0.96+0.09), reduced vitamin content, reduced amino acid content and increased mineral contents in the group applied fungicide when compared to normal cocoyam. This suggests that fungicide used affected the nutritional composition of fungicide impacted cocoyam.

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APA

AZODO, T (2022). Comparative Nutritional Composition Of Fungicide Impacted Colocassiae Esculenta And Normal Colocassiae Esculenta (Cocoyam). Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Jan 26, 2023, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/comparative-nutritional-composition-of-fungicide-impacted-colocassiae-esculenta-and-normal-colocassiae-esculenta-cocoyam-7-2

MLA 8th

THECLA, AZODO. "Comparative Nutritional Composition Of Fungicide Impacted Colocassiae Esculenta And Normal Colocassiae Esculenta (Cocoyam)" Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 18 Mar. 2022, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/comparative-nutritional-composition-of-fungicide-impacted-colocassiae-esculenta-and-normal-colocassiae-esculenta-cocoyam-7-2. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

MLA7

THECLA, AZODO. "Comparative Nutritional Composition Of Fungicide Impacted Colocassiae Esculenta And Normal Colocassiae Esculenta (Cocoyam)". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 18 Mar. 2022. Web. 26 Jan. 2023. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/comparative-nutritional-composition-of-fungicide-impacted-colocassiae-esculenta-and-normal-colocassiae-esculenta-cocoyam-7-2 >.

Chicago

THECLA, AZODO. "Comparative Nutritional Composition Of Fungicide Impacted Colocassiae Esculenta And Normal Colocassiae Esculenta (Cocoyam)" Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2022). Accessed 26 Jan. 2023. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/comparative-nutritional-composition-of-fungicide-impacted-colocassiae-esculenta-and-normal-colocassiae-esculenta-cocoyam-7-2

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