Overview of Thaumatococcus Daniellii Plant, History, Uses, Benefits, and Characterization
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Thaumatococcus daniellii, Pharmaceutical, Thaumatin, Natural sweeteners, Flavour enhancer, Economic plants.

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Agha, H. M., Sidik, N. J. ., Jawad, A. H., Mohammed, A. A. ., & Alkamil, A. A. . (2022). Overview of Thaumatococcus Daniellii Plant, History, Uses, Benefits, and Characterization. Journal of Asian Scientific Research, 12(2), 80–90. https://doi.org/10.55493/5003.v12i2.4505


Thaumatococcus daniellii (Benn.) Benth, known as “katempe” or “katemfe”. It grows in humid tropical forests and the coastal areas of West Africa, especially in Nigeria, Ghana, Central African Republic, Uganda, and Cote d'Ivoire. T. daniellii contains chemical compounds that have several uses in many fields and contain thaumatin protein, which plays an essential role in the food industry, used as a natural sweetener, and pharmaceutical industry. T. daniellii can play a significant role in economic growth in many countries in which it grows. This study summarises some crucial aspects of T. daniellii. As the study highlight, some of the chemical components are contained in the plant. In addition to the other medicinal benefits and applications used from T. daniellii. the study presented the importance of the plant in the production of thaumatin and highlighted the two types of this protein and the difference between them in the arrangement of amino acids.

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