Nutrients and bioactive compounds content of Baillonella toxisperma, Trichoscyphaabut and Pentaclethra macrophylla from Cameroon

Information on the nutritional value and bioactive content of forest foods is required to establish their contribution to the nutrition and health being of the communities. Samples of three tree foods; Baillonella toxisperma, Pentaclethra macrophylla and Trichoscypha abut were analyzed for nutrient and bioactive compounds. These forest foods also contain substantial levels of health promoting phytochemicals notably flavonoids, polyphenols, vitamins C and E. P. macrophylla was found to be a rich source of total fat and total fiber. These foods have potential to promote nutrition and health, especially among forest dependent communities who consume them in substantial amounts. 

Authors:
Fungo, R.; Muyonga, J.; Kaaya, A.; Baidu-Forson, J.J.
Journal/Series:
Food, Science and Nutrition Journal (In press)
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication Format:
PDF
ISSN:
2048-7177
Language:
EN
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