Comparative evaluation of chemical Profile of Chrysophyllum albidum seed Cotyledon and Leaf
Damilola A Omoboyowa, Ugochukwu B Amadi and Oti A Aja
The seed cotyledon and leaf of Chrysophyllum albidum were analyzed for their phytochemical and proximate compositions. The results obtained from the anaylsis of the seed cotyledon and leaves of C. albidum were compared. It was observed that, the C. albidum contain substantial amount of saponins, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids and phenols. The alkaloids and tannins present in the seed cotyledon were higher compared with the level observed in the leaves. There was generally low percentage proximate fractions of the leaves in terms of fats, ash and fiber and lower percentage fractions of ash and fibers were observed in the seed cotyledons. Protein and carbohydrate and ash compositions of the leaves were observed to be higher compared with the compositions present in the seed cotyledon. This study has shown that C. albidum seed cotyledon and leave are good source of phytochemicals that are biologically important, thus they can be potential sources of useful drugs in the management of some ailments.