Journal of Food and Nutritional DisordersISSN: 2324-9323

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Research Article, J Food Nutr Disor Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Evaluation of Dietary Formulation of Vitellaria paradoxa and Rana Headactyla Oils on Albino Rats

Aina OB1*, Okunola OJ1, Alhassan Y1, Aliyu MD1, Ayilara SI1 and Egwim E2
1National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Kaduna State, Nigeria
2Federal University of Technology, Niger State, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Aina Olubukola Beatrice
National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, P.M.B. 1052 Bassawa-Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria,
Tel: +2348039111921
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 13, 2014 Accepted: July 28, 2014 Published: August 01, 2014
Citation: Aina OB, Okunola OJ, Alhassan Y, Aliyu MD, Ayilara SI, et al. (2014) Evaluation of Dietary Formulation of Vitellaria paradoxa and Rana Headactyla Oils on Albino Rats. J Food Nutr Disor 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-9323.1000150


Evaluation of Dietary Formulation of Vitellaria paradoxa and Rana headactyla Oils on Albino Rats

This study is aimed at evaluating the effect of dietary formulation of both crude and refined sheabutter (Vitellaria paradoxa) and frog (Rana hexadactyla) oils on laboratory rats. Both crude and refined oil samples were initially analyzed for their physico-chemical properties reported as follows; table 1 presents the changes in the physicochemical of both CSO and CFO with refining. The RI was high in RSB (1.470) against CSO (1.4690) and was similar to RFO (1.4680). A similar trend was observed in FFA (mg NaOH/g) where CSO (2.188) while RSB (0.112) and CFO (3.891) against RFO (0.954). The results also showed a reduction in SV (mg KOH/g) in CSO (246.84) to RSB (109.40) and CFO (280.50) to RFO (175.31). The PV (meQ/g) presented a decrease from CSO (7.30) to RSB (2.50) and from CFO (7.40) to RFO (2.00). The final part of the results presented the IV (meQ/g) for CSO (72.00), RSB (54.00) and CFO (37.00) reduced to RFO (32.00).Similarly, the feed formulations were done using standard method and thereafter a pathological study was carried out on the organs.

Keywords: Sheabutter; Frog oil; Body weight; Experimental rats

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