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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 2)
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Proximate, Antinutrient and Mineral Composition of Five Varieties (Improved and Local) of Cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, Commonly Consumed in Samaru Community, Zaria-Nigeria

A.O. Owolabi, U.S. Ndidi, B.D. James and F.A. Amune
Corresponding Author:  U.S. Ndidi 

Key words:  Antinutrient, cowpea, improved varieties, local varieties, mineral composition, proximate,
Vol. 4 , (2): 70-72
Submitted Accepted Published
January 05, 2012 February 05, 2012 April 20, 2012
Abstract:

In Nigeria, several improved varieties of cowpea have been developed, yet little effort has been made to ascertain their nutritional advantage over local varieties, hence the need for this research. In this work, five varieties of cowpea (which include two local and three improved varieties) consumed in Samaru community, Zaria-Nigeria were analyzed for their proximate composition, antinutrients and mineral contents. The results shows that IAR48 an improved variety has significantly higher (p<0.05) protein (26.610.48) compared to the other varieties (improved and local). Similarly, the crude fibre, gross energy and ash contents are significantly higher (p<0.05) in the improved varieties compared to the local varieties. The antinutrient contents of the improved varieties are generally lower significantly (p<0.05) when compared to the local varieties, although, phytate is an exception. The mineral content showed varying differences. Calcium and magnesium, however, are significantly higher in the improved varieties compared to the local varieties while potassium show no significant difference (p>0.05) between the five varieties. In conclusion, the result of this research suggests that the improved varieties are indeed better than the local varieties.
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A.O. Owolabi, U.S. Ndidi, B.D. James and F.A. Amune, 2012. Proximate, Antinutrient and Mineral Composition of Five Varieties (Improved and Local) of Cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, Commonly Consumed in Samaru Community, Zaria-Nigeria.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 4(2): 70-72.
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