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The proximate compositions of African elemi nut were investigated by analyzing the moisture content, crude fat, ash content, crude fibre, crude protein and total carbohydrates in the nut. The associations of official analytical chemist (AOAC, 2000) methods were used. The values obtained from the proximate analysis were; moisture content (28.79%), ash (3.41%), crude fiber (2.84%), fat (30.42%), protein (8.40%), carbohydrate (26.14%). The GC-MS characterization revealed that the plant is packed with over 20 biological active compounds; like fatty acids, esters, ethers, alcohols and carboxylic compounds. The IR result certified the presence of the (alcohol, fatty acid, ester, ether and carboxylic) functional groups which were shown in the GC-MS characterization  The results suggest that the nut of African elemi can serve as a good source of essential nutrients for human and livestock. In addition, the nut is packed with bioactive compounds that are good for industrial purposes.


Title page                                             i     

Approval page                                       ii    

Dedication                                            iii

Acknowledgement                                    iv

Abstract                                               v

Table of contents                                     vi


1.0  Introduction                                    

1.1  Statement of the problem                    

1.2  Aim and Objectives of the study               

1.3  Significance of the study                      

1.4  Scope of the study                      

1.5  Definition of the Terms

1.5.1       Proximate Analysis

       1.5.2       Biological Active Compounds



2.0  Literature Review                              

2.1  Introduction                                    

2.2  Traditional Uses of African Elemi

2.3  Phytoconstituents of African Elemi

2.4  Pharmacological Profile of African Elemi

2.5  Growth Promoting Activity

2.6  Termiticidal Activity of African Elemi

2.7  Industrial Uses of African Elemi

2.8  Health Benefit of Nuts

2.8.1       Improved Immunity

2.8.2       Optimize Digestion

2.8.3       Protect Heart Health

       2.8.4       Strengthen Bone

       2.8.5       Prevent Chronic Disease

       2.8.6       Stimulate Growth and Development

       2.8.7       Lower Diabetes Risk

       2.8.8       Cognitive Activity

       2.8.9       Reduce Inflammation

       2.8.10     Lower Anxiety


3.0  Experimental Design

3.1  Materials

3.1.1       Reagents

3.1.2       Apparatus/Equipment

3.2  Sample Collection

3.3  Methods

3.3.1       Sample Preparation

3.3.2       Proximate Analysis 


4.0  Results

4.1  Discussion


5.0  Conclusion and Recommendations                          

5.1  Conclusion                                  

5.2  Recommendations             




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Type Project
Department Chemistry
Project ID CHM0025
Price ₦3,000 ($9)
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    Type Project
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    Project ID CHM0025
    Price ₦3,000 ($9)
    No of Pages 68 Pages
    Format Microsoft Word

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