Auta, R.; James, S. A.; Auta, T.; Sofa, E. M.
September 2011
Science World Journal;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p5
Academic Journal
The article examines the effects of heat on the mineral elements, composition phytochemical constituents of Solanum incanum. It mentions that the fruits are boiled, sun dried, and milled to obtain a homogeneous powder and stored in plastic containers. It notes the presence of flavonoid, saponin and oxalate in S. incanum after it undergone phytochemical screening. It also emphasizes that heat treatment reduces the proximate and flavonoid composition of the fruit and such treatment does not affect the mineral component of S. incanum.


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