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Elemental, amino acid and phytochemical constituents of fruits of three different species of eggplant

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Author(s): Benjamin AMADI | Nchekwube ONUOHA | Chioma AMADI | Amadike UGBOGU | Majesty DURU

Journal: International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
ISSN 2249-4340

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 200;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Amino acids | elemental | fruit species | phytochemicals | vegetables

ABSTRACT
The elemental (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc) , amino acid (cystine, leucine, histidine, arginine, proline, alanine, lysine, methione, phenylalanine, threonine, and glycine ),and phytochemical constituents ( flavonoids, cardiac glycosides, cyanogenic glycosides, steroids, phytosterols and phlobatannins) of fruits of three different species viz., Solanum melongena, Solanum aethiopicum and Solanum macrocarpon of eggplant were studied using standard methods. The investiaged fruits contained appreciable amounts of the compounds investigated. The importance of these compounds lies in the body when these fruits are consumed. The present study has shown elemental, amino acid and phytochemical constituents of fruits of three different species of eggplant.
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