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Articles by V.O. Oyetayo
Total Records ( 3 ) for V.O. Oyetayo
  A.O. Adetuyi , V.O.E. Akpambang , V.O. Oyetayo and F.O. Adetuyi
  The black purple sheath (stem) of Sorgum bicolor L., called Poporo used locally as food colour additives in cooking meals and its infusion drink commonly taken as beverages in Nigeria, was examined for its nutritive values and antimicrobial property. The medicinal potentials of the sorghum drink (fortified and unfortified) were determined with respect to their inhibitory effect on the growth of Bacillus sp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Lactobacillus sp. and Corynebacterium sp. Both the stem made into flour and the aqueous extract of the sorghum (drink) were found to be rich in energy (1121.3 KJ/100 g) and in some micronutrients such as Mg, Ca, K, Na and Fe. The high Mg content of stem (185.33/100 mg) may remove Mg deficiencies. The presence of Cu, Zn and Mn were also observed in the stem. The content of crude fibre (32.0%) and carbohydrate (44.50%) were high, making the stem a fodder for animal consumption. However, its protein content was low (3.20%) and the functional properties observed for the stem compared favorably well with other plants already reported by earlier workers for Pigeon pea flour, African yam bean and Wheat flour. The Fe content of both stem and drink met the daily-required intake (DRI) value for human being. The unfortified sorghum drink lack vitamin C but it inhibited the growth of the entire organism in this study having zones of inhibitions ranges from (3.0-5.0±0.2 mm). All these were however, increased when fortified with juice and lemon grass, with that of the pineapple juice having the highest inhibitory effect (11.00±0.2 mm) against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In view of its richness in some micronutrients especially Mg and Fe and its manifested medicinal property, this cheaply produced drink from purely, underutilised local material, could serve as a safe good replacement particularly when fortified with pineapple juice and lemon grass for the expensive high sugar content carbonated drinks.
  V.O. Oyetayo
  Ethanolic extracts of the stem, leaf and tuber of Anchomanes difformis were screened for the presence of phytochemicals. The extracts of these three parts of the plant were found to contain saponin, tannins and alkaloids. Antibacterial assay of the extract against indicator bacteria reveal zones of inhibition ranging between 2 to 35 mm. The extract of the tuber was found to be more effective in inhibiting Salmonnella species and Bacillus subtilis. The result of this study confirms the local use of the extract of tubers soaked in water in the treatment of dysentery by herbal practitioners.
  V.O. Oyetayo
  Cassava (Manihot esculenta, Cranzt) tubers were processed into pupuru, a locally fermented cassava product using different types of water viz: well water, stream water, sterile water and warm (40°C) water. The protein content (11.32%) of the cassava sample steeped in stream water was highest and significantly different (p = 0.05) when compared to the other samples. The antinutrients viz: cyanide, phytate and tannin were also lowest in the cassava sample steeped in stream water. However, this sample contains E. coli, which makes it microbiologically unsafe. The cassava samples steeped in warm and well waters show high protein (10.41 and 9.37%, respectively) and reduced antinutrients contents when compared with the control (raw cassava samples). Local processors of pupuru are advised not to use stream water that is microbiologically unsafe. Well and warm water may be used since it also increase the protein and reduce the antinutrient contents of the pupuru considerably.
 
 
 
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