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Donnish Journal of Medicinal Plant Research

December 2015 Vol. 2(2), pp. 016-020

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Comparative Nutritional Studies on Honey Samples in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria


Oyeyemi S.D.*, Kayode, J. and Owolabi, M.O.

Department of Plant Science, Ekiti State University, P.M.B.5363, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author's E-mail: sundaydeleoyeyemi@gmail.com

Accepted 24th November, 2015.



Abstract


This study was undertaken to investigate parameters such as pH, Total titrable acidity, moisture content, ash content, fiber content, carbohydrate content, energy value, specific gravity as well as mineral compositions in order to ascertain the nutritional quality and extent of adulteration of the two honey samples obtained from two different sources in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. These parameters were studied using standard methods of AOAC. The results obtained in honey collected from the bee farmer revealed the values of pH, Total titrable acidity, moisture content, ash content, crude fat, crude fiber, crude protein, carbohydrate content, energy value, specific gravity to be 4.500.00, 3.730.30, 20.500.21%, 0.580.09%, 1.230.03%, 6.250.09%, 66.040.40%, 300.161.48 (Kcal/100g) and 1.230.01 respectively. Honey sample from the street vendor had pH (4.650.07), Total titrable acidity (2.310.03), moisture content (21.780.06%), ash content (0.440.03%), crude fat (0.080.01%), crude fiber (9.080.06%), crude protein (5.650.60%), carbohydrate content (62.270.03%), Energy value (278.850.11 Kcal/100g) and specific gravity (1.210.01). Generally, the high carbohydrate, crude fiber, metabolizing energy and low crude fat contents in the honey samples irrespective of their sources together with appreciable amount of vital mineral elements confirm their nutritional quality and support their utilization in various food products.

Keywords: Honey, nutritional quality, bee farmer, adulteration, Ado-Ekiti.

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Oyeyemi S.D., Kayode, J. and Owolabi, M.O. Comparative Nutritional Studies on Honey Samples in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Donnish Journal of Medicinal Plant Research 2(2) 2015 pp. 016-020.


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