Figure 1: Chrysophyllum albidum tree (A) and fruits (B) [17]. .. Figure 2: Fiber fractions of the freeze-dried edible parts of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit. PDF | Chrysophyllum albidum (Sapotaceae), commonly called white star apple is a very useful medicinal plant common in the tropical and. Download scientific diagram | Showing pictures of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit, tree and seed from publication: A Comprehensive Review on Ethno-Medicine.

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The principle is that tannins are usually extracted using aqueous organic solvents, mainly methanol and acetone.

We remain indebted to Etienne Dossou and Francis Yabi for their help on the field and data analysis. Nutrient values of Chrysophyllum albidum Linn.

Chrysophyllum albidum – Wikipedia

The fresh ripe fruit of C. Frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables has been associated with a lowered risk of diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, cancer, and stroke [ 12 ]. Conclusion This study highlighted the multipurpose nature of Chrysophyllum albidum. The bark, foliage and fruit of some Chrysophyllum species are also used in traditional medicines. Journal fhrysophyllum Physiology and Pathohysiology. However further studies are needed to confirm that assertion not only in the specific case of C.

Chrysophyllum albidum – Useful Tropical Plants

The small flowers measure between 3 to 8 mm while the greenish above and golden pubescent underneathoval shaped leaves measure between 3 to 15 cm. They was removed from the water bath and chilled for 10 min in an ice bath while shaking slowly and 2 ml of cold 12 M H 2 SO 4 was added to all the test tubes. For instance the species was mentioned to be highly valued in traditional medicine and its fruits widely consumed in Nigeria [ 1935 ] as it was observed in our study area.

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In spite of deforestation, which has resulted in substantial loss of these indigenous fruit trees, the remaining few ones which are being conserved are now undergoing domestication problem Adisa, Previous studies on C. It was also mentioned to be used to chase bad spirits. The useful plants of Tambopata Peru. This high nutritional value might justify the relative importance of the fruit consumption by local populations and therefore, its presence in the traditional agroforestry systems in the studied area.

Don, in southern Benin. Similarly, significant differences were observed between age classes regarding the medicinal uses of C. Presence highly concentrated-: Both the barks, leaves and roots of Chrysophyllum albidum can be used for preparing herbal medicines for regulating the blood sugar albiidum. The fleshy pulp of the fruits is widely eaten by the local populations.

However, in this study we did not find ethnic differences in use value of C. These essential minerals are important components of the daily diet.

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The obtained protein values are higher compared to the values reported for this fruit by Amusa et al. Fruits on ten trees randomly selected in the C.

Fruit sellers should be educated on the appropriate methods for preserving fruits to reduce pest infestation and thus mitigate economic chrhsophyllum. The population in this area is a multi-ethnic with the dominance of Aizo and Fon ethnic groups [ 28 ]. In this study, we reported the use of C. Informants considered that C.


Koenig fruit traits in Chryxophyllum Chemical evaluation of nutritive value of the fruit of African starapple Chrysophyllum albidum. Researchers reveal that Chrysophyllum extracts contain cardiac glycosides, tannins, phenols, steroids, reducing sugar, phlobatanninsterpenoids, alkaloids, flavonoids and saponins. One gram 1g each of sample was weighed into test tubes.

albdum The flavonoid precipitated was recovered by filtration using weighed filter paper. The African star Apple Chrysophylyum albidum in Nigeria: Samples of ripe fruits were randomly collected from seven markets and homestead trees at different locations in Ibadan metropolis.

However, the medicine and firewood use significantly depended on gender.

Nutrients Compositions and Phytochemical Contents of Edible Parts of Chrysophyllum albidum Fruit

Cardiac glycosides was found to be absent in the fruit-skin while phlobatannin was also found to be absent in both seed shell pericarp and fruit-skin of C. All the sellers claimed to have purchased clean fruits. The methanolic bark extract of C.