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

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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.

DOI 10.11648/j.ajls.20150304.14
Published in American Journal of Life Sciences (Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015)
Page(s) 274-278
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Nutritional Values, Source of Energy, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Potassium and Calcium

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  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

  • Department of Molecular Biology and Oncology, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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