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Nutritional profile and antimicrobial spectrum of the spice Aframomum danielli K. Schum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8153068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The spice, Aframomum danielli, on a wet weight basis with a moisture content of 10.5%, protein content of 8.2% (dry matter basis) and caloric value of 469.7 kcal/100 g, contains in varying amounts, minerals like calcium, magnesium, sodium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and copper. Amino acids found in varying concentrations in A. danielli include L-Threonine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-Glutamic acid, glycine, L-Leucine and L-Lysine. Using minimum inhibition zone of 20-22 mm in diameter, A. danielli inhibited the growth of Salmonella enteriditis, Psudomonas fragi, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Proteus vulgaris, Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus flavus, A. parasiticus, A. ochraceus and A. niger. The minimum concentration (MIC) determined for Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa was 1 in 320 whilst the MIC for S. aureus was 1 in 8,000.
G O Adegoke; B J Skura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plant foods for human nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands)     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0921-9668     ISO Abbreviation:  Plant Foods Hum Nutr     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-12     Completed Date:  1994-05-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803554     Medline TA:  Plant Foods Hum Nutr     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids / analysis
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents / pharmacology*
Aspergillus / drug effects
Bacteria / drug effects*
Klebsiella pneumoniae / drug effects
Minerals / analysis
Nutritive Value*
Proteus vulgaris / drug effects
Pseudomonas / drug effects
Salmonella / drug effects
Spices* / analysis
Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects
Streptococcus pyogenes / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Minerals

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