Document Detail

Dietary fiber, organic acids and minerals in selected wild edible fruits of Mozambique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23539474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The harvesting, utilization and marketing of indigenous fruits and nuts have been central to the livelihoods of the majority of rural communities in African countries. In this study we report on the content of dietary fiber, minerals and selected organic acids in the pulps and kernels of the wild fruits most commonly consumed in southern Mozambique. The content of soluble fiber in the pulps ranged from 4.3 to 65.6 g/100 g and insoluble fiber from 2.6 to 45.8 g/100 g. In the kernels the content of soluble fiber ranged from 8.4 to 42.6 g/100 g and insoluble fiber from 14.7 to 20.9 g/100 g. Citric acid was found in all fruits up to 25.7 g/kg. The kernels of Adansonia digitata and Sclerocarya birrea were shown to be rich in calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc. The data may be useful in selecting wild fruit species appropriate for incorporation into diets.
Telma Magaia; Amália Uamusse; Ingegerd Sjöholm; Kerstin Skog
Related Documents :
22319354 - Carbon paste electrodes made from different carbonaceous materials: application in the ...
23511174 - In vitro investigation of the possible influence of inorganic mercury and hydrogen pero...
3524434 - Comparison of norfloxacin and nalidixic acid for treatment of dysentery caused by shige...
25440954 - Food allergy in small children carries a risk of essential fatty acid deficiency, as de...
238264 - Histochemical development of myofibres in neonatal piglets.
18847514 - Session 1: public health nutrition. folic acid food fortification: the irish experience.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  SpringerPlus     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2193-1801     ISO Abbreviation:  Springerplus     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101597967     Medline TA:  Springerplus     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  88     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biological Science, Science Faculty, Eduardo Mondlane University, PO Box 257, Maputo, Mozambique ; Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Lund University, PO Box 124, Lund, SE-221 00 Sweden.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Effective concentration-based serum pharmacodynamics for antifungal azoles in a murine model of diss...
Next Document:  Molecular basis of the dopaminergic system in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus.