Some Nutritional Characteristics of a Local Landrace of Tepary Bean Seed from the Republic of Benin

Djerry Y. A Dinghani, Hansong Yu, Xiangbo Zeng, Lv Bo, Sossah Frederic Leo, Benjamin Azu Okorley


The study was led to investigate the proximate nutritional value of white tepary bean from Benin, Africa. The proximate nutritional composition of Tepary bean seed such as crude protein, fat, and carbohydrate were determined by the use of standard methods of analysis, and minerals such as iron, manganese, calcium and magnesium were also determined by atomic absorption spectrometry. The result shows that white tepary bean contains 25.69% protein, 0.96% fat and 73.35% total carbohydrates, Iron (Fe) 0.6mg/100g; Manganese (Mn) 2.3 mg/100g; Magnesium (Mg) 51.8 mg/100g and Calcium (Ca) 48 mg/100g.

Keywords: Proximate, minerals, fatty acids, white tepary bean

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