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Chemical and nutrient analysis of baobab (Adansonia digitata) fruit and seed protein solubility.
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PMID:  15675149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The baobab seed and pulp were analyzed for proximate composition, mineral content, and amino acid composition. The seed oil and protein were evaluated for their fatty acid profile and protein solubility. The seed was found to be a good source of energy, protein, and fat. Both the kernel and the pulp contain substantial quantities of calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Amino acid analyses revealed high glutamic and aspartic acid contents and the sulfur-containing amino acids as being the most limited amino acid. The fatty acid profile showed that oleic and linoleic were the major unsaturated fatty acids, whereas palmitic was the major saturated acid. Of the several solvents tested to solubilize the seed protein, 0.1 M NaOH was found to be the most effective. The protein was more soluble at alkaline than acidic pH. with the lowest solubility at pH 4.0.
Magdi A Osman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plant foods for human nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands)     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0921-9668     ISO Abbreviation:  Plant Foods Hum Nutr     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-28     Completed Date:  2005-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803554     Medline TA:  Plant Foods Hum Nutr     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adansonia / chemistry*
Amino Acids / analysis
Fatty Acids / analysis*
Fruit / chemistry*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Minerals / analysis
Nutritive Value
Plant Proteins / analysis*,  chemistry
Seeds / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 0/Fatty Acids; 0/Minerals; 0/Plant Proteins

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