Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

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Physicochemical Characteristics and Composition of Three Morphotypes of Cyperus esculentus Tubers and Tuber Oils

Table 1

Physical characteristics and proximate composition of Cyperus esculentus morphotypes tubers.

ParametersMorphotype 1Morphotype 2Morphotype 3

Mean length (cm) 1.24 ± 0.05a0.98 ± 0.06b1.31 ± 0.06a
Mean width (cm) 0.97 ± 0.05a,b0.90 ± 0.08b1.19 ± 0.05a
1000 dried tubers (g) 814.3 ± 184.1a598.00 ± 115.00b1044.00 ± 394.60a
Moisture (g 100 g−1)5.19 ± 0.18a4.56 ± 0.22a4.99 ± 0.78a
Crude oil (g 100 g−1)26.14 ± 0.71b28.94 ± 0.37a24.91 ± 0.94c
Protein (g 100 g−1)3.47 ± 0.71a,b4.33 ± 0.6a3.3 ± 0.26b
Ash (g 100 g−1)1.81 ± 0.24a,b1.69 ± 0.21b2.21 ± 0.39a
Carbohydrates (g 100 g−1) 68.24 ± 1.28a,b64.73 ± 1.21b69.21 ± 1.30a

Values are means ± standard deviation for . Data in the same row followed by different letters are significantly different (p < 0.05).

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