International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences

International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences


International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences
International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Physico-chemical composition of Telfairia occidentalis (fluted pumpkin fruit) pulp

BE Nyong

This study investigated the chemical composition of Telfairia occidentalis (Fluted pumpkin fruit) pulp, an agricultural waste. Results revealed that fluted pumpkin fruit pulp contains: 9.34% moisture, 2.10% protein, 1.89% crude lipid, 60.28% carbohydrate, 11.12% crude fibre, 15.27% ash, 1.40% Lignin, 38.60% Hemicelluloses and 20.30% Cellulose. It is a promising alternative to fossil fuels. The utilization of agricultural residues and wastes in the chemical industry is a cost effective and environmentally friendly approach for sustainable development. Considering the recent research progress in the fields of biofuel, utilizing agricultural wastes will certainly prove to be a feasible technology to achieve energy security in the nearest future.
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BE Nyong. Physico-chemical composition of Telfairia occidentalis (fluted pumpkin fruit) pulp. International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 15-18
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