International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences

International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences

Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

Physico-chemical composition of Telfairia occidentalis (fluted pumpkin fruit) pulp

Author(s):

BE Nyong

Abstract:
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.

Pages: 15-18  |  496 Views  196 Downloads

How to cite this article:
BE Nyong. Physico-chemical composition of Telfairia occidentalis (fluted pumpkin fruit) pulp. Int. J. Chem. Biol. Sci. 2021;3(1):15-18.