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Nutritional Analysis of Date Fruits (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Perspective of 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.

Nutritional Values, Source of Energy, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Potassium and Calcium

Sultana Parvin, Dilruba Easmin, Afzal Sheikh, Mrityunjoy Biswas, Subed Chandra Dev Sharma, et al. (2015). Nutritional Analysis of Date Fruits (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Perspective of Bangladesh. American Journal of Life Sciences, 3(4), 274-278.

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