Proximate analysis of fibre, protein, lipid and carbohydrate in pumpkins (Cucurbita moschata)

Wong, Siak Chung (2007) Proximate analysis of fibre, protein, lipid and carbohydrate in pumpkins (Cucurbita moschata). Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Proximate analysis of moisture, ash, lipid, protein and total dietary fibre contents of Sabah local 'Golden Cushaw' pumpkin and Australian imported 'Butternut' pumpkin was carried out. Moisture, ash, lipid, protein and total dietary fibre contents were determined according to AOAC Method 952.10, Method 900.02A, Method 920.39C, Method 960.52, and Method 991.4, respectively. Total carbohydrate content was calculated according to by-difference method. The results showed that the 'Golden Cushaw' pumpkin contains 91.38 ± 0.06 g moisture, 0.75 ± 0.04 gash, 0.15 ± 0.02 g lipid, 0.83 ± 0.06 g total dietary fibre, 1.00 ± 0.05 g protein and 6.71 ± 0.06 g total carbohydrate. Meanwhile, the 'Butternut' pumpkin contains 91.53 ± 0.09 g moisture, 0.70 ± 0.07 gash, 0.19 ± 0.06 g lipid, 0.63 ± 0.13 g total dietary fibre, 0.99 ± 0.05 g protein and 6.63 ± 0.08 g total carbohydrate. The 'Golden Cushaw' pumpkin contains higher total dietary fibre than the 'Butternut' pumpkin. Other than that, comparisons of moisture, ash, lipid, protein and total carbohydrate content between the two cultivars do not show significant differences.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: pumpkin, AOAC Method, Golden Cushaw, Butternut, nutrition content, dietary fibre
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 04:30
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 08:47
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/8027

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