Evaluation of Proximate, Anti-Nutrient and Some Mineral Composition of Phoenix Dactylifera

Authors : Abiodun, Iyabode Khadijat; Howard Ibigoni Clinton, Osuchukwu, Chibuzo O. and Abiodun, Moses Oluwaseun.

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 5 - May

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

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This present study evaluated the proximate, anti-nutrient and some mineral composition of the flesh and seeds of Phoenix dactylifera L. Moisture, ash, lipid, protein and total sugar were determined using methods described by Association of Official Analytical Chemists (2006).Calcium, Zinc and Iron were analyzed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. Oxalate was determined using the method described by Hussain et al.(2010), total phytate was determined using the method described by Olaleye et al.(2013), tannins were determined using method described by Pearson(1976).

Keywords : Date Palm, Proximate Analysis, Mineral Composition, Anti-Nutrient Composition.


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