Setiyo Gunawan, Hamzah Fansuri, Raden Darmawan : The analysis and characterization of xylocarpus moluccensis mangrove fruit seeds
Setiyo Gunawan S.T., Ph.D
Hamzah Fansuri S.Si., M.Si., Ph.D
Raden Darmawan S.T., M.T.
The study and research about the material contained in xylocarpus moluccensis mangrove was conducted at the first time using the standart procedure from AOAC (2003) and SNI 02-1760-90 (1990). Both methods were used to analize the proximate composition of the xylocarpus moluccensis mangrove and the minerals contents inside. They were analyzed for crude lipids, crude protein, ash, crude fiber, moisture, and nitrogen free extract. From the research, we got that dried Xylocarpus moluccensis fruit seed contained crude lipids (10.21%), crude protein (7.4%), ash (9.77%), crude fiber (10,77%), moisture (6.06%), and nitrogen free extract e.g. carbohydrate (56,29%). While for minerals anaysis, we got that moluccensis contained copper (12.82 ppm), iron (20.25 ppm), manganese (16.22 ppm), zinc (5.89 ppm), potassium (621.98 ppm), and calcium (43.69 ppm). After reseach, it was concluded that mangrove seeds of moluccensis was potential enough to be processed as biodiesel due to its amount of lipids content. In the mineral analysis, potassium (K) is known as the most mineral in the seeds and copper (Cu) is the smallest one.