Proximate Analysis on Ungingered and Gingered Tiger Nut's Drink Commercialized in Some Major Towns in Rivers State, Nigeria
- By Oghenerukevwe Obadesagbo, Michael Horsefall Jnr, Lebari Sibe - 12 Mar 2023
- Current Research in Interdisciplinary Studies, Volume: 2, Issue: 3, Pages: 1 - 9
- Received: February 24, 2023; Accepted: March 5, 2023; Published: March 12, 2023
Fresh tigernut drink (Cyperus esculentus) was investigated for its proximate composition for ungingered and gingered tigernuts drink in some commercialized towns in Rivers State, Nigeria using the various methods described by the Association of Official Analytical Chemist (AOAC), 2010. The proximate analysis of the fresh tigernut drinks revealed that moisture content (86.51 ±2.10; 82.26 ± 1.36) has the highest value followed by carbohydrate (7.20 ± 2.05; 10.17 ± 1.82), crude protein (2.83 ± 0.25; 3.34 ± 0.42) crude fat (1.62 ± 0.17; 2.50 ± 0.23), crude fiber (1.52 ± 0.18; 1.43 ± 0.31) and ash content (0.320 ± 0.16; 0.30 ± 0.03) respectively for ungingered and gingered tigernuts drinks. This study observed statistically significant variation (P<0.05) in the moisture content, protein value, fat concentration and carbohydrate between the ungingered and gingered tigernut drinks. However, the fibre and ash contents showed no significant statistical variations (P>0.05). In conclusion, the results provide additional information about the nutritional value of ungingered and gingered tigernuts drinks. The gingered tigernut drinks were revealed to contained higher level of energy-giving nutrients which is found to be beneficial for consumer’s population in Port Harcourt metropolis.
Keywords: Proximate, Tigernut, Ungingered, Gingered, Nutrients.