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Nutritional quality evaluation of eighteen date pit varieties.
Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2009; 60 Suppl 1:99-111.IJ

Abstract

The pits from date palm fruits (Phoenix dactylifera L.) are nutrient dense but the nutrient composition across varieties has not been extensively studied. In the present study, 18 leading varieties of date pits from date fruits cultivated in the United Arab Emirates (Khalas, Barhe, Lulu, Shikat alkahlas, Sokkery, Bomaan, Sagay, Shishi, Maghool, Sultana, Fard, Maktoomi, Naptit Saif, Jabri, Kodary, Dabbas, Raziz and Shabebe) were analyzed and compared for their chemical and physical properties. Dietary fiber, proximate analysis, micronutrients, and physical properties (weight, length, and density) were determined. Significant differences (P<0.05) in the measured parameters were observed among the different varieties. The results show that date pits, depending on the variety, contain significant but quite variable amounts of macronutrients and micronutrients, but all varieties are excellent sources of dietary fiber and may therefore serve as important constituents of functional foods.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Nutrition and Health, College of Food and Agriculture, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. hosamh@uaeu.ac.aeNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18925479

Citation

Habib, Hosam M., and Wissam H. Ibrahim. "Nutritional Quality Evaluation of Eighteen Date Pit Varieties." International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, vol. 60 Suppl 1, 2009, pp. 99-111.
Habib HM, Ibrahim WH. Nutritional quality evaluation of eighteen date pit varieties. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2009;60 Suppl 1:99-111.
Habib, H. M., & Ibrahim, W. H. (2009). Nutritional quality evaluation of eighteen date pit varieties. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 60 Suppl 1, 99-111. https://doi.org/10.1080/09637480802314639
Habib HM, Ibrahim WH. Nutritional Quality Evaluation of Eighteen Date Pit Varieties. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2009;60 Suppl 1:99-111. PubMed PMID: 18925479.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nutritional quality evaluation of eighteen date pit varieties. AU - Habib,Hosam M, AU - Ibrahim,Wissam H, Y1 - 2008/10/18/ PY - 2008/10/18/pubmed PY - 2012/3/1/medline PY - 2008/10/18/entrez SP - 99 EP - 111 JF - International journal of food sciences and nutrition JO - Int J Food Sci Nutr VL - 60 Suppl 1 N2 - The pits from date palm fruits (Phoenix dactylifera L.) are nutrient dense but the nutrient composition across varieties has not been extensively studied. In the present study, 18 leading varieties of date pits from date fruits cultivated in the United Arab Emirates (Khalas, Barhe, Lulu, Shikat alkahlas, Sokkery, Bomaan, Sagay, Shishi, Maghool, Sultana, Fard, Maktoomi, Naptit Saif, Jabri, Kodary, Dabbas, Raziz and Shabebe) were analyzed and compared for their chemical and physical properties. Dietary fiber, proximate analysis, micronutrients, and physical properties (weight, length, and density) were determined. Significant differences (P<0.05) in the measured parameters were observed among the different varieties. The results show that date pits, depending on the variety, contain significant but quite variable amounts of macronutrients and micronutrients, but all varieties are excellent sources of dietary fiber and may therefore serve as important constituents of functional foods. SN - 1465-3478 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18925479/Nutritional_quality_evaluation_of_eighteen_date_pit_varieties_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09637480802314639 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -