IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 2, February 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Ordu, J I and Owhor, G A
The study is aimed at extracting starch from Artocarpos altilis seeds and the isolation effected from the seeds by solvent extraction method using aqueous and alkali (0.1NNaOH) medium respectively. The starch extracted was, evaluated for its physical, physicochemical properties, proximate and mineral compositions. The aqueous-extracted starch had a yield of 9.69% while the yield from alkaline-extract was 11.15%. The identification tests carried out on the starch (Molisch and Iodine test) confirms the presence of carbohydrate and starch. The starch obtained from both medium appeared powdery but that from the aqueous-extracted was less powdery and more crystalline although milkish-white in color while the alkaline-extract was brownish and appeared very amorphous with high content of fines. Proximate analysis indicates high carbohydrate content (77.5%) and potassium as the highest mineral content in the starch.