Nutritional Composition and Phyto-Constituents of Corn Silk (Zea Mays Hair) Grown in Southern Senatorial District of Kaduna State, Nigeria

  • Christopher Habu
  • Kenneth Stephen
  • James Gana Josiah
  • Zakari Ladan
  • O.A Babatunde
Keywords: Minerals, Corn Silk, Phyto-constituents, Southern-Kaduna, Nutrition


The data obtained from the results showed the presence of crude lipid, crude fiber, protein, ash, energy value, and total carbohydrate in moderate and high amounts. Mineral contents such as K, Ca, Mn, Fe, and Zn that play a vital role in the metabolic functions of humans were also present. The phytochemical screening results showed the presence of tannins, flavonoids, saponins, phlobatannins, terpenoids, and phenols in both n-hexane and methanol extracts, while glycosides and alkaloids were absent in the methanolic extract and phlobatannins was also not present in the n-hexane extract accordingly. The phytoconstituents identified by the GC-MS characterization are 1-Heneicosanol, Hexadecanoic acid, methyl ester, 9,15-Octadecadienoic acid, 9,17-Octadecadienal, 9,12-Octadecadienoic acid, Capsaicin, Dihydrocapsaicin, 1-Octadecanesulphonyl chloride, Sulphurous acid, 2-propyl tetradecyl, Ergost-5-en-3-ol, Stigmasterol, Beta- Sitosterol, E 8-Hexadecen-1-ol acetate, Cyclohexane, 2-Methyl-E,E-3,13-octadecadien-1-ol, and 1-Methylene-2b-hydroxymethyl-3,3-dimethyl-4b-(3-methylbut-2-enyl)-cyclohexane.


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Habu, C., Stephen, K., Josiah, J. G., Ladan, Z., & Babatunde, O. (2023). Nutritional Composition and Phyto-Constituents of Corn Silk (Zea Mays Hair) Grown in Southern Senatorial District of Kaduna State, Nigeria. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 3(3), 371-380. Retrieved from