Nutritional Composition and Antinutritional Factor Analysis of Kpokpogari and Starch: A Comparative Study Using Commercial Wheat
Keywords:nutritional composition, antinutritional factors analysis, kpokpogari, comparative study, commercial wheat
This study aimed to conduct a comparative analysis of the nutritional composition and antinutritional factors in kpokpogari, starch, and a commercial wheat product. The study employed proximate analysis to determine the macronutrient composition, mineral analysis to assess the presence of essential minerals, and vitamin analysis to evaluate the vitamin content. Additionally, antinutritional factors such as phytates, tannins, and oxalates were analyzed to identify any potential limitations or health concerns associated with these foods. The findings revealed that kpokpogari and starch were primarily carbohydrate-rich foods, while the commercial wheat product had a higher protein content. When compared to the typical diet of the elderly, the control has much higher levels of vital minerals. The salt content in the control group was the lowest (0.11 mg/100 g). Foods (kpokpogari and starch) typically consumed by the elderly had lower vitamin content than the control. Kpokpogari and starch had the highest levels of all the antinutritional components measured, ranging from 1.15 mg/100 g glycoside to 0.02 mg/100 g phytate. The study provides valuable insights into the nutritional composition of traditional Nigerian foods and their potential health implications. Future research can further explore their nutritional value and promote healthier dietary choices.
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