Nutrient constituents of some samples of shelled roasted kernel of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) from Ghana

  • EK Ankrah Food Research Institute, CSIR, P. O. Box M. 20, Accra, Ghana

Abstract

The nutrient contents of samples of shelled roasted kernel of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) were evaluated by determining the proximate composition, free fatty acids, and mineral contents. The samples contained 8.7 per cent moisture, 50.1 per cent fat. 9.9 per cent protein, 1.2 per cent ash, and 3.8 per cent free fatty acids (calculated as lauric acid). The calcium and phosphorus contents were 346 and 567 mg per 100 dry sample, respectively.

Ghana Jnl agric. Sci. Vol.31(1) 1998: 125-126
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