COLOURATION PROPERTIES AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF THE SEEDS OF Garcinia kola EXTRACT

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EGU SAMUEL ATTAH
ABUH OMACHOKO LEONARD
IBRAHIM CHRISTOPHER CHUBIYOJO
ODEKINA, FRIDAY ODEKINA

Abstract

This work focused on investigation of the food colouration properties and phytochemical screening of extract from Garcinia kola (G. Kola) seed. The seeds were collected, pulverized using pestle and mortar and weighed. The extract was obtained after soaking the sample in absolute ethanol for twenty four hours. The extract was used to colour food, alcoholic drink and cosmetics. The research revealed that this fruit perfectly coloured food (pap), illicit gin, and petroleum jelly. The pytochemical screening revealed the presence of saponins, steroids, terpenoids, tannins and flavonoid. The following recommendation was made among others; that the extract studied be used for food, petroleum jelly and illicit gin colouration.


 

Keywords:
Colouration properties, extract, Garcinia kola, phytochemical screening

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ATTAH, E. S., LEONARD, A. O., CHUBIYOJO, I. C., & ODEKINA, O. F. (2018). COLOURATION PROPERTIES AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF THE SEEDS OF Garcinia kola EXTRACT. Journal of Basic and Applied Research International, 24(4), 125-128. Retrieved from http://ikpress.org/index.php/JOBARI/article/view/4062
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