Nutritional Analysis of Date Fruits (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Perspective of Bangladesh
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages: 274-278
Received: Jun. 13, 2015;
Accepted: Jun. 19, 2015;
Published: Jul. 3, 2015
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Sultana Parvin, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Dilruba Easmin, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Afzal Sheikh, Department of Molecular Biology and Oncology, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
Mrityunjoy Biswas, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Subed Chandra Dev Sharma, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Golam Sarowar Jahan, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md Amirul Islam, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Narayan Roy, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Mohammad Shariar Shovon, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Present study reveals a thorough investigation of nutritional values of three different varieties (Trounja, Lagou, Gounda) of Tunisian dates available in Bangladeshi local markets. Moisture and total solids were (13.2-14.1%) and (85.9-86.8%), respectively. Ash and crude fibers contents were (2.13-2.18%) and (6.05-6.9%), respectively. The dates were rich in carbohydrate (51.8–55.0% dry weight), while they contained low concentrations of protein and lipid (2.0–2.2% and 0.12–0.72%, respectively). Dates represented little amounts of vitamin-A (0.7-1.2 mg%) and vitamin-C (0.7-0.9 mg%). High source of energy, as 100gm of date flesh can provide an average between (226.49-241.79) kcal. 11 minerals were determined from dates by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The predominant mineral was potassium (460-680 mg%). They contained low content of sodium (0.6-1.0 mg%). Rich source of calcium (51-60 mg%), phosphorus (52-60 mg%), magnesium (48-53 mg%) were found. Good source of iron (0.79-0.90 mg%), manganese (0.85-1.1 mg%), zinc (0.69-0.72 mg%), copper (0.32-0.36 mg%), chromium (0.36-0.42 mg%) and selenium (0.22-0.31 mg%) were found.
Subed Chandra Dev Sharma,
Md. Golam Sarowar Jahan,
Md Amirul Islam,
Mohammad Shariar Shovon,
Nutritional Analysis of Date Fruits (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Perspective of Bangladesh, American Journal of Life Sciences.
Vol. 3, No. 4,
2015, pp. 274-278.
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