Chemical, Functional Characteristics of Varieties of Melon Seeds; Asushie (CUCUMERDPSIS EPULIS HOOK.F) And Neri (CITRULLUS LANATUS )

ABSTRACT 

Melon seeds namely Agushie variety 1 and variety 2 (Cucumeropsi.s edulis) and Neri (Citrullus lanatus) were studied. These were distinguished from each other by the colour of their seedcoat and1 their size. Neri was found to have the lowest protein content (19.62%) compared to approximately 28% for the agushie. All three melonseeds contained approximately 4-7'/. oil. There was very little carbohydrate in all the varieties and starch was absent. The oils extracted from the three varieties of melonseeds were pale yellow in colour. They had similar physicochemical characteristics. Their high iodine and saponification values suggest the presence of polyunsaturated fatty acids'. Distilled water, 5% sodium chloride and 0.4% sodium hydroxide solutions were used as protein extracting solvents. All three varieties showed very low protein solubility in water. Solubility in 5% sodium chloride was high and nearly al-1 the protein was extracted by 0.

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MENSAH, E (2021). Chemical, Functional Characteristics of Varieties of Melon Seeds; Asushie (CUCUMERDPSIS EPULIS HOOK.F) And Neri (CITRULLUS LANATUS ). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/chemical-functional-characteristics-of-varieties-of-melon-seeds-asushie-cucumerdpsis-epulis-hook-f-and-neri-citrullus-lanatus

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MENSAH, ESTHER "Chemical, Functional Characteristics of Varieties of Melon Seeds; Asushie (CUCUMERDPSIS EPULIS HOOK.F) And Neri (CITRULLUS LANATUS )" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/chemical-functional-characteristics-of-varieties-of-melon-seeds-asushie-cucumerdpsis-epulis-hook-f-and-neri-citrullus-lanatus. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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MENSAH, ESTHER . "Chemical, Functional Characteristics of Varieties of Melon Seeds; Asushie (CUCUMERDPSIS EPULIS HOOK.F) And Neri (CITRULLUS LANATUS )". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021. Web. 13 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/chemical-functional-characteristics-of-varieties-of-melon-seeds-asushie-cucumerdpsis-epulis-hook-f-and-neri-citrullus-lanatus >.

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MENSAH, ESTHER . "Chemical, Functional Characteristics of Varieties of Melon Seeds; Asushie (CUCUMERDPSIS EPULIS HOOK.F) And Neri (CITRULLUS LANATUS )" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/chemical-functional-characteristics-of-varieties-of-melon-seeds-asushie-cucumerdpsis-epulis-hook-f-and-neri-citrullus-lanatus