Journal of Basic and Applied Research International
 

Journal of Basic and Applied Research International, ISSN No. : 2395-3438 (Print), 2395-3446 (Online), Vol.: 24, Issue.: 4

Original Research Article

COLOURATION PROPERTIES AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF THE SEEDS OF Garcinia kola EXTRACT

 

EGU SAMUEL ATTAH1*, ABUH OMACHOKO LEONARD2, IBRAHIM CHRISTOPHER CHUBIYOJO1 AND ODEKINA, FRIDAY ODEKINA3

1Department of Chemistry, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, Nigeria.

2Department of Integrated Science, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, Nigeria.

3Department of Agricultural Education, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, Nigeria.

Abstracts

This work focused on investigation of the food colouration properties and phytochemical screening of extract from Garcinia kola (G. Kola) seed. The seeds were collected, pulverized using pestle and mortar and weighed. The extract was obtained after soaking the sample in absolute ethanol for twenty four hours. The extract was used to colour food, alcoholic drink and cosmetics. The research revealed that this fruit perfectly coloured food (pap), illicit gin, and petroleum jelly. The pytochemical screening revealed the presence of saponins, steroids, terpenoids, tannins and flavonoid. The following recommendation was made among others; that the extract studied be used for food, petroleum jelly and illicit gin colouration.

Keywords :

Colouration properties; extract; Garcinia kola; phytochemical screening.