PROPERTIES OF STARCHES OBTAINED FROM COLOCASIA ESSCULENTA AND ARTOCARPUS COMMUNIS

  • AS Adebayo Drug Research and Production Unit, Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile — Ife
  • OA Itiola Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Keywords: Colocasia esculenta, Artocarpus communis, Araceae, Moraceaem, starch elemental analysis

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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