Publisher: Bachudo Science Co. Ltd

Preliminary Studies On Millipede: Proximate Composition, Nutritionally Valuable Minerals and Phytate Contents

F. O. Abulude, R. 0. Folorunso
KEYWORDS: Millipede, proximate composition, minerals, phytate, bioavailability

ABSTRACT:

The nutritive potential of mellipede was evaluated with respect to its proximate composition, energy value, mineral and phytatecontents. It contained 24.85/1OOg DM crude protein, crude fibre 4.88g/100g OM while ash was 2.23g/100g DM. The sample had low level of fat (5.20/100g DM). The energy level was 397.56Kcal. The concentration of Ca, K, Mg, Na, Cl and I were found to be high whereas Zn, Fe and Mn were low The levels of phytate and phytate phosphorus were generally high and the sample had more than 80% of its total phosphorus linked to phytate. The phytate: Zn molar ratio of the sample was relatively low, indicating excellent Zn bioavailability. Based on the results, it is suggested that nutritional potentials of millipede should be harnessed.


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