Mineral composition and vitamin a of ten wild fruits consumed in tree departments of chad

Mineral composition and vitamin a of ten wild fruits consumed in tree departments of chad

Author: 
Marceline Mouti, Makalao, Aly, Savadogo and Alfred S, Traore
Abstract: 

The composition of minerals and vitamin A of Ziziphus mauritiana Lam. ; Detarium microcarpum (Guill. & Perr.); Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del.; Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertn. F.; Tamarindus indica L. ; Hyphaene thebaïca Mart. ; Borassus aethiopum Mart. ; Adansonia digitata L. ; Vitex donania Sweet. ; Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) Benth. was studied and quantified in tree Departments of Chad. The minerals were determined by spectrometry and photometry and vitamin A was determined by HPLC. The results showed that the copper content were ranged from 117±3,25 to 298,1±1,27mg/100g, manganese content were ranged from 273,5±3,53 to 11052,5±4,94mg/100g, sulfur content were varied from 25±2,82 to 16918±2,82mg/100g and vitamin A varied from 16,03 to 191,91mg/100g . These results show that wild fruits are a good source of minerals and vitamin A.

Paper No: 
895