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Phytochemical constituents and mineral composition of fruits of Solanum melongena and Cucumis sativus
Chinedu Imo*, Sunday Michael Abu, Ozioma Prince Emmanuel and Khadiyat Sanda Yusuf
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Federal University Wukari,P.M.B. 1020, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria
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Abstract:

This study investigated the phytochemical constituents and mineral composition of fruits of Solanum melongena and Cucumis sativus. The two fruits where purchased in Wukari, Nigeria. They were sun-dried and ground to a fine powder. Ethanol was used for the extraction of the phytochemical constituents. The phytochemical and mineral analyses were carried out with the use of GCMS and AAS respectively. The result showed that a wide range of phytochemicals with various functions were suggested to be present in the ethanolic extracts of Solanum melongena fruit and Cucumis sativus fruit. Cucumis sativus fruit contain higher level of magnesium and copper than Solanum melongena fruit, but contain lower level of calcium, manganese, chromium, zinc and iron than Solanum melongena fruit. This study showed the various importance of the two fruits in pharmacology and general medicine due to the presence of some important phytochemical constituents and mineral elements in the fruits.

Keywords: Co-factor,Cucumis sativus,Mineral,Phytochemical,Solanum melongena
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Imo, C., Abu, S. M., Emmanuel, O. P., Yusuf, K. S., 2020. Phytochemical constituents and mineral composition of fruits of Solanum melongena and Cucumis sativus.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 7(6): 26-36. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2020.706.003