African Journal of
Pure and Applied Chemistry

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0840
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPAC
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 364

Table of Content: October-December, 2022; 16(3)

December 2022

Nutritional, biochemical and phytochemical characterization of seeds and seed oil of pumpkins (Cucurbita maxima) grown in Malawi

Pumpkin is a significant part of dish when in season in Malawi. In this study, the proximate composition, physicochemical and phytochemical properties were determined from pumpkin seed and oil. The Cucurbita maxima seed proximate compositions (%) were dry matter (97.58±0.26), crude protein (32.47±0.15), ash (7.38±0.05), crude fat (46.39±0.06), crude fiber (12.29±0.17) and carbohydrate...

Author(s): Lesten Eliez Chisomo Chatepa, Kingsley George Masamba and Hankie Uluko