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Nutritional quality of 18 date fruit varieties.
Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2011 Aug; 62(5):544-51.IJ

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to analyze and compare the chemical and physical properties of 18 varieties of the date fruits from date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), which are regarded as popular fruit commodities among the populace of the Middle Eastern peninsula. Dietary fiber, proximate analysis, micronutrients (micro-elements and macro-elements) and physical properties (weight, length, and density) of the selected 18 leading varieties of dates cultivated in the United Arab Emirates-namely Khalas, Barhe, Lulu, Shikat alkahlas, Sokkery, Bomaan, Sagay, Shishi, Maghool, Sultana, Fard, Maktoomi, Naptit saif, Jabri, Khodary, Dabbas, Raziz and Shabebe-were determined and compared. Significant differences (P < 0.05) in the measured parameters were observed among the different varieties. However, the results depict that date fruits, depending on the variety, contain significant but quite variable amounts of macro-elements and micro-elements. The macro-elements measured are calcium, phosphorous, sodium, potassium and magnesium, while the essential micro-elements and the possibly essential micro-elements are iron, zinc, copper, manganese, cobalt and molybdenum, and aluminum, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, lead, strontium and vanadium, respectively.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Nutrition and Health, Faculty 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

21495898

Citation

Habib, Hosam M., and Wissam H. Ibrahim. "Nutritional Quality of 18 Date Fruit Varieties." International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, vol. 62, no. 5, 2011, pp. 544-51.
Habib HM, Ibrahim WH. Nutritional quality of 18 date fruit varieties. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2011;62(5):544-51.
Habib, H. M., & Ibrahim, W. H. (2011). Nutritional quality of 18 date fruit varieties. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 62(5), 544-51. https://doi.org/10.3109/09637486.2011.558073
Habib HM, Ibrahim WH. Nutritional Quality of 18 Date Fruit Varieties. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2011;62(5):544-51. PubMed PMID: 21495898.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nutritional quality of 18 date fruit varieties. AU - Habib,Hosam M, AU - Ibrahim,Wissam H, Y1 - 2011/04/18/ PY - 2011/4/19/entrez PY - 2011/4/19/pubmed PY - 2011/11/10/medline SP - 544 EP - 51 JF - International journal of food sciences and nutrition JO - Int J Food Sci Nutr VL - 62 IS - 5 N2 - The aim of the present study was to analyze and compare the chemical and physical properties of 18 varieties of the date fruits from date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), which are regarded as popular fruit commodities among the populace of the Middle Eastern peninsula. Dietary fiber, proximate analysis, micronutrients (micro-elements and macro-elements) and physical properties (weight, length, and density) of the selected 18 leading varieties of dates cultivated in the United Arab Emirates-namely Khalas, Barhe, Lulu, Shikat alkahlas, Sokkery, Bomaan, Sagay, Shishi, Maghool, Sultana, Fard, Maktoomi, Naptit saif, Jabri, Khodary, Dabbas, Raziz and Shabebe-were determined and compared. Significant differences (P < 0.05) in the measured parameters were observed among the different varieties. However, the results depict that date fruits, depending on the variety, contain significant but quite variable amounts of macro-elements and micro-elements. The macro-elements measured are calcium, phosphorous, sodium, potassium and magnesium, while the essential micro-elements and the possibly essential micro-elements are iron, zinc, copper, manganese, cobalt and molybdenum, and aluminum, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, lead, strontium and vanadium, respectively. SN - 1465-3478 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21495898/Nutritional_quality_of_18_date_fruit_varieties_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/09637486.2011.558073 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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