Proximate analysis of the fruit Azanza garckeana (“Goron Tula”)
The chemical composition and some selected metal ions of the fruit Azanza garckeana locally called “Goron Tula” obtained from different parts of Tula in Kaltungo Local Government Area of Gombe State were analysed. The chemical compositions determined showed a carbohydrate content in the range 49-56%; ascorbic acid 285.5-308.5mg/50g; fat content 0.0541-0.0543%; and starch while the selected metals Fe, Mg, Ca, and Mn were in the range 120-140μg/g, 1700-2300μg/g, 350-450μg/g, and 71-101μg/g respectively.
Key words: Azanza Garckeana fruit, proximate analysis, metal ions, carbohydrate content, ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid, Azanza Garckeana fruit, carbohydrate content, proximate analysis, metal ions.