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Investigation into the toxic constituents of the dry fruit of Tetrapleura tetraptera


Investigation into the toxic constituents of the dry fruit of Tetrapleura tetraptera



International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 44(1): 55-58



ISSN/ISBN: 0963-7486

DOI: 10.3109/09637489309017423

The dry fruit of Tetrapleura tetraptera (traditionally used as a spice in flavouring pepper soups in Southern Nigeria) was assayed for toxic constituents in the fruit shell, pulp and seed. Toxic constituents found included hydrogen cyanide, phytates, oxalates, tannins and saponins.

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