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PROPERTIES OF STARCHES OBTAINED FROM COLOCASIA ESSCULENTA AND ARTOCARPUS COMMUNIS

AS Adebayo, OA Itiola

Abstract


Artocarpus communis (breadfruit) and Colocasia esculenta (cocoyam) starches compared favourably with Zea mays (corn) starch and complied individually with the official requirements as specified in the British Pharmacopoeia and Handbook of Pharmaceutical excipients.

Key Words: Colocasia esculenta, Artocarpus communis, Araceae, Moraceaem, starch elemental analysis.

Nig. J. Nat. Prod. And Med. Vol.2 1998: 29-33



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