Figure 1: Chrysophyllum albidum tree (A) and fruits (B) [17]. .. Figure 2: Fiber fractions of the freeze-dried edible parts of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit. Download scientific diagram | Showing pictures of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit, tree and seed from publication: A Comprehensive Review on Ethno-Medicine. 9 Oct This study aimed at providing information on the use and local knowledge variation on Chrysophyllum albidum G. Don a multipurpose tree.

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However, the joy of good fruit harvest by individual farmer or forest dweller is shorter-lived. Observations on the pests and diseases of Chrysophyllum albidum in Nigeria.


The freeze dried edible parts of C. These metabolites are of great importance in phytomedicines development [ 21 ]. Insect pests are one of the major constraints that have limited the quantity and quality of fruits produced in the country. The Larvae were maintained in the damaged and reared in cages to adult hood for proper identification.

Yet, studies carried out in Nigeria showed that the leaf extract of C. African star apple Chrysophyllum albidum G. Nigerian Trees, Keay, R.

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The ethno-botanic use value was calculated following the formula of Philips and Gentry [ 32 ]. Samples of ripe fruits were randomly collected from seven markets and homestead trees at different locations in Ibadan metropolis.

With respect chrysophylulm the wood of C. The characterization of carbohydrate content of the samples was done with HPLC using the method described by Prapasri and Kunchit [ 29 ]. Informants were randomly selected from ten villages. The use frequency for the various use categories of the species and for the different plant parts was computed followed Friedman et al. This study was designed to evaluate the nutritional and phytochemical contents of the edible parts seed shell pericarp, fruit pulp and fruit-skin of C.


The spectrophotometer was adjusted with the blank to read zero absorbance at chryophyllum.

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The combined extracts were reduced to 20 ml in a hot water bath. Boil leaves with cut fruits of Citrus limon. It indicates how long a food material can be stored without becoming mouldy [ 47 ]. Correspondence analysis revealed the specificity of each part in disease treatment.

Journal of Physiology and Pathohysiology. African star apple as a domestic income plantation species. Fifteen ailments were reported to be treated with C.

The species was less used as timber 2. Compound farms of southeastern Nigeria: Unfortunately, most of these multipurpose species are facing a decline of their populations due to the growing demand of non timber forest products NTFPs for household consumption as well as for local, regional and international trade [ 6 – 8 ]. The African star apple is produced commercially in West Africa Amusa et al. Can’t read the image?

In addition to plant species biology and ecology, understanding the folk knowledge systems related to the use of plant species and how this knowledge system influences the conservation of plant species is an important issue in the implementation of sustainable strategies of biodiversity conservation programs.

Ascorbic acid content of some Nigerian local fruits and vegetables. It was allowed to cool and then filtered. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Proteins are class of nitrogenous compound that consist of large molecule composed of one or more long chain of amino acid.

However, in this study we did not find ethnic differences in use value of C. Proximate and nutrient analysis of edible fruit and vegetables play a crucial role in assessing their nutritional significance.

We finally thank the anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments on this manuscript. Proximate Composition of the freeze dried edible parts of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit. So far, intensive and continued research on ethnomedicinal value of plants is needed not only for C.


Data analysis The following parameters were estimated: Conclusion This study highlighted the multipurpose nature of Chrysophyllum albidum. It also bears edible fruit that can be eaten fresh. Benin, Ethnobotanical knowledge variation, Use category, Underutilized species. The mineral contents C.

Drying, sorption, sensory and microbiological albldum of osmotically dried African star apple and African wild mango. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables has been associated with a lowered risk of diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, cancer, and stroke [ 12 ].

Most studies on ethnobotanical knowledge have concluded that there is an unequal indigenous knowledge and perception of plant use among local populations related to differences in ecological regions, genders, age, ethnicity, profession, religion, cultural beliefs, and abundance and usefulness of the species being investigated [ 520 – 23 ]. It also represents the number of informants who wlbidum positive answer to the use of a plant part fruit, leave, bark, root, etc.

The fruits were bulked for each market, carried chrysopyhllum the laboratory at the Federal College of Forestry Ibadan and were dissected to observe for larval presence. Fruits on ten trees randomly selected in the C. The sweet edible pulp normally contains 5 to 6 seeds.

In fact, the bole of C. Questions asked during the interviews were related to i – the plant parts used, ii – the different uses of the species, iii – the use level of the species for each use types e.