Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Dietary fiber and minearl composition of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Seeds
Author(s): Vinita and Darshan Punia
Abstract: The seeds of four date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cultivars, Hillawi, Khadrawi, Shamran and Medjool were analyzed for their dietary fiber and mineral composition. Total dietary fiber (72.27g/100g) and insoluble dietary fiber (63.44g/100g) were highest in seed of variety Hillawi. All the four varieties of date seed differed non-significantly from each other for their total dietary fiber, soluble dietary fiber and insoluble dietary fiber content. The variety Medjool contained highest amount of phosphorus (121.33mg/100g) and iron (1.83mg/100g) while variety Hillawi contained highest amount of zinc (1.49mg/100g). A non-significant (p≤0.05) difference was observed in calcium, potassium and magnesium content of all the varieties. Polyphenol content of date seed from different varieties ranged from 3065 to 2731.67 mg GAE/100g being highest in variety Shamran and lowest in variety Medjool.
How to cite this article:
Vinita and Darshan Punia. Dietary fiber and minearl composition of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Seeds. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(2): 697-699.