Figure 1: Chrysophyllum albidum tree (A) and fruits (B) [17]. .. Figure 2: Fiber fractions of the freeze-dried edible parts of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit. PDF | Chrysophyllum albidum (Sapotaceae), commonly called white star apple is a very useful medicinal plant common in the tropical and. Download scientific diagram | Showing pictures of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit, tree and seed from publication: A Comprehensive Review on Ethno-Medicine.

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The edible parts fruit-pulp, fruit-skin and seed-shell pericarp of C. Food purpose represented the most dominant category.

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Drying, sorption, sensory and microbiological characteristics of osmotically dried African star apple and African wild mango. Descriptive statistics was used for variable assessed in the market survey, Data collected on the number of insect larvae found on dissected fruit were subjected to Analysis of Variance ANOVA and Duncan Multiple Range test was used to separate the means of significant tests.

The species was chrysophyllum used as timber 2. Macro elements content of the edible parts of freeze dried Chrysophyllum albidum fruit. Insects of two dipterous genera were identified to be causing damage to the Chrysophyllum albidum fruits at market, the homestead trees and star apple orchard in Ibadan.


This corroborated the answers to the questionnaire administered to sellers whereby they claimed to be ignorant of the probable ways of insect infestation. Previous studies on others plant species came to the same conclusion and stated the uneven distribution of indigenous knowledge for local plant use [ 202347 ].


Therefore, Intensive efforts should be geared towards providing the basic information needed for designing a suitable integrated pest management strategy for the crops in the field. Fruit sellers should be educated on the appropriate methods for preserving fruits to reduce pest infestation and thus mitigate economic losses. For instance the species was mentioned to be highly valued in traditional medicine hcrysophyllum its fruits widely consumed in Nigeria [ 1935 ] as it was observed in our study area.

The concentrated solution obtained was shaken vigorously with 10 ml of diethyl ether in a ml separating funnel; the aqueous layer was collected while the ether layer was discarded. A perspective on age and gender. Will tribal knowledge survives the millennium? Agri and Aquaculture Journals Dr. Nutritional Values of Chrysophyllum Chrysophyllum fruits are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as iron, ascorbic acid, anacardic acid, crude protein, folate, carbohydrate, s odium,vitamin B6, zinc, magnesium, calcium, manganese, vitamin K, vitamin B1, vitamin C, crude fibre and potassium.

This suggests that that tree owners of C. Journal aobidum Medicinal Plants Research. Moreover, it has also been reported that methanolic extracts from C.

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Tephritidae at Ibadan, Nigeria. However, the medicine and firewood use significantly depended on gender.

We are grateful to the local communities of Plateau of Allada in Benin who accept to share their knowledge on the African star Apple with us. Chrysophyllum fruits are seasonal fruits that usually fruit between December to April annually. Ash content indicates the amount of inorganic matter and oxides present in the sample. Please review our privacy policy. Result of n-hexane extract of C. Methods Data was collected through structured interviews. Results Use categories of C.


Four fhrysophyllum categories namely food, medicine, firewood and timber were recorded for C.

Over the world, people rely on plant species for food, medicine, fodder and wood uses [ 12 ]. This high nutritional value might justify the relative importance of the fruit consumption by local populations and therefore, its presence in the traditional agroforestry systems in the studied area. One option to explore is to plant this species around urban areas together with the protection of the current existing specimens.

Acknowledgments We are grateful to the local communities of Plateau of Allada in Benin who accept to share albidjm knowledge on the African star Apple with us.

This Sapotaceae article is a stub. Seed of white star apple Chrysophyllum albidum – physico-chemical characteristics and fatty acid composition. Therefore, there is a need to assess the use pattern of these species by local populations in order to define a sustainable participatory conservation strategy for them.

Some physical properties of African star apple Chrysophyllum albidum seeds. This result is in line with the findings of Adejumo [ 49 ] who reported significant effects of different drying methods on crude fiber content of tomato powder and Oni et al. Escherich, Salmonella typhimurium Loeffler, Staphylococcus aureus Rosenbach [ 45 ].