Umudike Journal of Engineering and Technology

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PROXIMATE COMPOSITIONS OF TWO VARIETIES OF PERIWINKLE RELEVANT TO ITS PROCESSING EQUIPMENT DESIGN

Ekopa, I. E.
Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, AkwaIbom State University, IkotAkpaden, P.M.B. 1167, Uyo, AkwaIbom State, Nigeria

Simonyan, K. J.
Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, MichaelOkpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B 7262,Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria

Onwuka, U. N.
Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, MichaelOkpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B 7262,Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria



ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to investigate and compare the compositions of two varieties: Tympanotonus fuscatus and Pachymelania aurita of periwinkle in Nigeria. The parameters considered were proximate compositions (moisture, protein, fat, carbohydrate, fibre and ash). The average amount of crude protein was found to be 56.06% and 53.47% for T. fuscatus and P. aurita, respectively whereas the average amounts for carbohydrate and lipid were 11.26% and 6.17% for T. fuscatus and 14.37% and 4.77% for P. aurita, respectively. Also, the ash and fibre values obtained were 15.91% and 10.60% for T. fuscatus and 16.14% and 10.98% for P. aurita. More so, it was observed that the caloric value of T. fuscatus was higher than that of P. aurita. It is worthy of note that the ANOVA carried out on these data reported for the two periwinkle varieties were significant on all the parameters investigated at p



Keywords: Periwinkle, Tympanotonus fuscatus, Pachymelania aurita, compositions


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Conference Code
IECON2019

Conference Title
ENGINEERING FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION, FOOD AND NATIONAL SECURITY

ISBN
978-978-53175-8-9

Date Published
Friday, September 20, 2019

Conference Date
2nd - 4th September, 2019

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