Select Currency
Translate this page

A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING METHODS ON THE TOXICOLOGICAL COMPONENT OF UKPO MUCUNA SLOANEI)

Format: MS WORD  |  Chapter: 1-5  |  Pages: 67  |  2690 Users found this project useful  |  Price NGN5,000

  DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROJECT

A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING METHODS ON THE TOXICOLOGICAL COMPONENT OF UKPO MUCUNA SLOANEI

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Ukpo (Mucuna Sloanei) is among one of the legume found in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It is food thickener known to originated from Asia and was introduced into the western hemisphere (Akpata, 2001), it is known as horse eye bean and with other local names in respect to different tribes and ethic groups. It is called Ukpo by Ibos, “Karasuu” by Hausas and “Yerepe” by Yourbas (Ayozie 2010). The belong to the legumes family. They are other species of mucuna throughout tropical regions of the world including Mucuna urensi, Mucuna Pruriens and mucuna veracrua (Ezueh and mozie, 2004).

Nutritionally, the important of mucuna sloanei (UKPO”) lies in high content of protein and  lysine. They are usually limited in sulplur contaning amion acids partially methioine. They are better source of phoshorus, but calcium (Okaka et al, 2006). Ukpo (Mucuna sloanei contain 20.0-25.4%, crube protein, 43.3% -49%, CHO, 5.05-7.0% fat, 25.0-27.4% crube fiber and about 6.4%-14. moisture (Akpata and machi, 2001.

Ukpo (Mucuna Sloanei ) is used in preparing various soup as soup thickener (Udensi, 2004). When the seeds are cracked the cotyledons of the seeds are boiled, sufficiently to soften them and grineded into power in the eastern part of Nigeria. They are sometimes broken the seeds and the colyledons were roasted with hot ash, grinded and used as soup thickeber. In addition to their thickening property Ukpo has gelation properties used in soup. This is a desirable attribute for eating of garri, Fufu, pounded yam etc. it has been reported that the nutritive value  of some mucuna utiles have been improbed by heat treatment due to the reduction of their anti-nutritional factors content by them (Manssour et al 1993) Ukachukwu and  Udesi 2002, et al, 2004).

Food thickeners as consumed by millions of people in Nigeria. Thickening agents or thickeners are substance which when added to a mixture increase its viscosity without substantially modifying aroma. They increase stability and also improve suspending action of a mixture. Currently, they are produced on a cottage industry, scale which vares from one ethic groups and locality to another.

 

1.2 Statement of the Problem

Despite its nutritional benefits, there are concerns about the toxicological components of Ukpo, particularly when subjected to various processing methods. The lack of comprehensive studies on this subject hampers efforts to fully utilize Ukpo as a safe and nutritious food source.

 

1.3 Objectives of the Study

 

The main objective of this study is to determine the effect of processing methods on the toxicological components of Ukpo (Mucuna sloanei). Specific objectives include:

i. To evaluate the impact of different processing methods on the levels of toxic compounds in Ukpo.

ii. To determine the changes in nutritional content caused by various processing techniques.

iii. To find out the optimal processing method that minimizes toxicological risks while preserving nutritional value.

1.4 Research Questions

i. What is the effect of different processing methods on the levels of toxic compounds in Ukpo?

ii. What changes occur in the nutritional content of Ukpo due to various processing techniques?

iii. How does the choice of processing method influence the toxicological risks associated with Ukpo consumption?

 

1.5 Research Hypotheses

Hypothesis I

H0: There is no significant impact of different processing methods on the levels of toxic compounds in Ukpo.

H1: There is a significant impact of different processing methods on the levels of toxic compounds in Ukpo.

 

Hypothesis II

H0: There is no significant change in the nutritional content of Ukpo due to various processing techniques.

H2: There is a significant change in the nutritional content of Ukpo due to various processing techniques.

 

Hypothesis III

H0: The choice of processing method has no significant influence on the toxicological risks associated with Ukpo consumption.

H3: The choice of processing method has a significant influence on the toxicological risks associated with Ukpo consumption.

1.6 Significance of the Study

 

This study will provide valuable insights into the effect of processing methods on the safety and nutritional quality of Ukpo. Findings from this research will not only contribute to the optimization of Ukpo processing techniques but also enhance its acceptance as a nutritious food source.

 

1.7 Scope of the Study

 

The study will focus on evaluating the impact of common processing methods such as soaking, boiling, and fermentation on the toxicological components of Ukpo. It will also assess changes in nutritional content and recommend optimal processing methods based on safety and nutritional considerations.

 

1.8 Limitations of the Study

 

Due to resource constraints, the study may be limited in its ability to comprehensively analyze all potential processing methods and their effects on Ukpo. Additionally, the study will not address factors such as regional variations in Ukpo cultivation and processing practices, which may influence the outcomes.

 

1.9 Definition of Terms

 

Ukpo (Mucuna sloanei): A leguminous crop indigenous to Nigeria, known for its high protein content.

Processing methods: Various techniques such as soaking, boiling, and fermentation used to prepare Ukpo for consumption.

Toxicological components: Compounds present in Ukpo that may have adverse health effects when consumed in excess or under certain conditions.

  DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROJECT

A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING METHODS ON THE TOXICOLOGICAL COMPONENT OF UKPO MUCUNA SLOANEI)

Not The Topic You Are Looking For?



For Quick Help Chat with Us Now!

+234 813 292 6373

+233 55 397 8005


HOW TO GET THE COMPLETE PROJECT ON A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING METHODS ON THE TOXICOLOGICAL COMPONENT OF UKPO MUCUNA SLOANEI) INSTANTLY

  • Click on the Download Button above.
  • Select any option to get the complete project immediately.
  • Chat with Our Instant Help Desk on +234 813 292 6373 for further assistance.
  • All projects on our website are well researched by professionals with high level of professionalism.

Here's what our amazing customers are saying

Merry From BSU
I am now a graduate because of iprojectmaster.com, God Bless you guys for me.
Excellent
Gbadamosi Solomon Oluwabunmi
Lasu
Swift delivery within 9 minutes of payment. Thank you project master
Excellent
Uduak From Uniuyo
IProjectMaster is the best project site for students. Their works are unique and free of plagiarism!
Excellent
Joseph M. Yohanna
Thanks a lot, am really grateful and will surely tell my friends about your website.
Excellent
Oluchi From Michael Opara University
If you are a student and you have not used iprojectmaster materials, you are missing big time! iprojectmaster is the BEST
Excellent
Abdul Mateen Iddrisu
UDS
At first I taught is a site full of fraudsters until I saw my project in my Gmail after my payment.. THANK YOU IPROJECTMASTER and May God the almighty bless u guys abundantly
Excellent
MATTHEW NGBEDE
Ahmadu Bello University
I wish I knew you guys when I wrote my first degree project, it took so much time and effort then. Now, with just a click of a button, I got my complete project in less than 15 minutes. You guys are too amazing!
Excellent
Abdulrahman Jibrin
Nti Abaji
Nice one work prompt delivery tanx
Very Good
Abubakar Iliyasu Hashim
Federal college of education pankshin affiliated to university of jos
I am highly impressed with your unquantifiable efforts for the leaners, more grace to your elbow.I will inform my colleagues about your website.
Very Good
Samuel From Ajayi Crowther University
You guys just made life easier for students. Thanks alot iprojectmaster.com
Excellent

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get this complete project on A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING METHODS ON THE TOXICOLOGICAL COMPONENT OF UKPO MUCUNA SLOANEI)?

Simply click on the Download button above and follow the procedure stated.

I have a fresh topic that is not on your website. How do I go about it?

How fast can I get this complete project on A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING METHODS ON THE TOXICOLOGICAL COMPONENT OF UKPO MUCUNA SLOANEI)?

Within 15 minutes if you want this exact project topic without adjustment

Is it a complete research project or just materials?

It is a Complete Research Project i.e Chapters 1-5, Abstract, Table of Contents, Full References, Questionnaires / Secondary Data

What if I want to change the case study for A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING METHODS ON THE TOXICOLOGICAL COMPONENT OF UKPO MUCUNA SLOANEI), What do i do?

Chat with Our Instant Help Desk Now: +234 813 292 6373 and you will be responded to immediately

How will I get my complete project?

Your Complete Project Material will be sent to your Email Address in Ms Word document format

Can I get my Complete Project through WhatsApp?

Yes! We can send your Complete Research Project to your WhatsApp Number

What if my Project Supervisor made some changes to a topic i picked from your website?

Call Our Instant Help Desk Now: +234 813 292 6373 and you will be responded to immediately

Do you assist students with Assignment and Project Proposal?

Yes! Call Our Instant Help Desk Now: +234 813 292 6373 and you will be responded to immediately

What if i do not have any project topic idea at all?

Smiles! We've Got You Covered. Chat with us on WhatsApp Now to Get Instant Help: +234 813 292 6373

How can i trust this site?

We are well aware of fraudulent activities that have been happening on the internet. It is regrettable, but hopefully declining. However, we wish to reinstate to our esteemed clients that we are genuine and duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission as "PRIMEDGE TECHNOLOGY". This site runs on Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), therefore all transactions on this site are HIGHLY secure and safe!