African Journal of Agriculture and Food Security

African Journal of Agriculture and Food Security ISSN 2375-1177 Vol. 4 (1), pp. 150-152, January, 2016. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

A study of the determinants of nutrient compositions of R. galamensis

*Lewis Adebayo, Femi Adeolu and Sunkanmi Ayoade

Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: lewis_adebayo@hotmail.com

Accepted 20 September , 2015

Abstract

The proximate composition, amino acid, fatty acid and mineral profiles of Rana galamensis were investigated. The results of the proximate analysis revealed that R. galamensis has high level of protein (53.74 ± 0.89) with considerable amount of lipid (9.52 ± 0.31) and very low fibre content. The amino acid profile showed that it contains seventeen amino acids with nine indispensable amino acids being higher than those recommended by WHO/FAO reference; the ether extract from R. galamensis contains four common fatty acids, lauric acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and linoleic acid. The result also revealed that R. galamensis is a good source of dietary minerals especially selenium, calcium and phosphorous. R. galamensis is therefore considered to be a rich source of essential nutrients that would be useful for both animal and human.

Key words: Rana galamensis, proximate analysis, amino acid profile, fatty acid profile, mineral profile.