EFFECTS OF INSECT PEST INFESTATION ON THE CAFFEINE CONTENT OF COLA NITIDA AND COLA ACUMINATA
AbstractThe caffeine content of nuts of Cola nitida and C. acuminata infested by insect pests in four major geographical zones of Nigeria have been determined and compared with the uninfested ones using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The findings showed that the infestation has no significant effect on the caffeine content of kola nut samples analysed.
Key Words: Caffeine, Cola nitida, Cola acuminata, Pests, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
Nig. J. Nat. Prod. And Med. Vol.1 1997: 25-28