Chemical composition of a standard sugarcane wine of Saccharum officinarum Linn from Woleu-Ntem, Gabon

ABOGO MEBALE Aimé-Jhustelin, SUEBANG François Constant, ONDO AZI Alain Serge, YEMELONG Jean Norbert, ONDO Jean Aubin, Nsi Emvo Edouard, EBA François

Abstract


The alcohol level and phytochemical screening of sugarcane wine of Saccharum officinarum Linn were studied. The proof of sugarcane wine was evaluated at more than 14% (v/v). Studies of phytochemical constituents showed the presence of alkaloids, polyphenols, tannins, reductor compounds and flavonoids. Many of these compounds are benefit for the human health. Presence of polyphenols and flavonoids allow the wine to get antioxidant properties.

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