Research Article of Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Reviews
Chemical profiling of Solanum lycopersicum
Neji, P. A1 *Ushie O. A2, Neji, H. A3 Opara, I. J2 and Ojong, O. O4
1Dept of Chemical Sciences, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar Nigeria
2 Dept of Chemical Science, Federal University, Wukari Nigeria
3 Dept of Science Education, University of Calabar, Calabar
4Dept of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Calabar
Consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes, sauces, salads and drinks, tomato is the edible, often red berry type fruit of the nightshade solanum lycopersicum commonly known as tomato plant. Extreme health disorders suffered as a result of insufficient vitamins, unbalanced diets and malnutrition have severe or may lead to severe health consequences or diseases in humans. Planning/attempts to resolve such health inbalances as bleeding from the gums, joint pains, low concentration of ascorbate in plasma, blood, or leukocytes, which is commonly attributed to scurvy, all rely on the knowledge of the concentration of vitamins in the diets of the patient. One cannot tell to what extent a feed is both nutritious and medicinal if some analysis are not carried out on the feed. This is why the assessment of vitamin C, phytochemical and proximate evaluations of commercial fruits, using tomato is necessary, so as to know their vitamin C percentages, which medicinal properties they possess and qualitatively, the different macro nutrients they contain.
In the view of the problem above, the aim of this paper was to assess the concentration of ascorbic acid, medicinal and macronutrients in commercial fruit – tomato, carrying out significant calculations tilted toward achieving the right proportions of significant nutrient constituents in the samples of tomato.
Keywords: Chemical profiling, Solanum lycopersicum
How to cite this article:
Neji, P. A, Ushie O. A, Neji, H. A Opara, I. J and Ojong, O. O Chemical profiling of Solanum lycopersicum. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Reviews, 2018; 2:9. DOI:10.28933/jprr-2017-12-1701
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