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Economic Importance of Edible and Non-edible Almond Fruit as Bioenergy Material: A Review
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Volume 3, 2016
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Vivian C. Akubude, Department of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
Kevin N. Nwaigwe, Department of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
A review work was carried out on the economic importance of edible and non-edible almond fruit as bioenergy material. Several aspects related to edible and non-edible almond fruits were reviewed from various publications. These aspects include the global production of almonds, nutritional quality of edible almond fruit and different products that can be derived from it. Also studies on how the non-edible almond fruit can be utilized in bio energy generation was carried out. The almond seed contains 36-60% oil. The non-edible oil and the entire biomass is also rich material for bioenergy generation. Studies shows that there is no waste in almond plant starting from the mesocarp which is a rich source of food for man to the endocarp that can be used in preparing livestock feed and the seed (pit) which is also a rich source of food for man, the wood which is a source of fuel, the leaf which is source of manure and chemicals that are medicinal.
Edible Almond Fruits, Non-edible Almond Fruit, Bio Energy, and Biomass
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