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Evaluation of Variability in Proximate Compositions among Accessions of Sword bean (Canavalia gladiata Jacq. DC) and Jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis L. DC)

Author(s): Oyeyemi Adigun DADA | Benjamin FALOYE | Juliet Dominique DUMET

Journal: Notulae Scientia Biologicae
ISSN 2067-3205

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 98;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Exploitation of available germplasms particularly in the developing countries is still limited despite the availability of rich gene pools. Canavalia species are underutilized legumes of wide importance for humans and livestock feed. Field and laboratory studies were carried out on evaluation of variability in proximate compositions within and between fifteen genotypes of Canivalia species collected from Genetic Resources Centre, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan. The study was a randomized complete block design replicated three thrice. Harvested mature seeds were analysed for proximate composition. The results revealed that moisture content ranged from 26.97 to 30.05, crude protein 15.45-21.85%, lipid 7.05-29.70%, ash 10.18-17.43%, sugar 0.75-1.37%, starch 7.40-0.26% and energy levels 1016.56-1825.82 kJ 100 g-1 DM. Significant (p
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