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Statistical differentiation of bananas according to their mineral composition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12358491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The concentrations of Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn, and Mn were determined in banana cultivars Gran enana and Pequeña enana cultivated in Tenerife and in cv. Gran enana bananas from Ecuador. The mineral concentrations in the bananas from Tenerife and from Ecuador were clearly different. The cultivar did not influence the mineral concentrations except in the case of Fe. Variations according to cultivation method (greenhouse and outdoors) and farming style (conventional and organic) in the mineral concentrations in the bananas from Tenerife were observed. The mineral concentrations in the internal part of the banana were higher than those in the middle and external parts. Representation of double log correlations K-Mg and Zn-Mn tended to separate the banana samples according to origin. Applying factor and cluster analysis, the bananas from Ecuador were well separated from the bananas produced in Tenerife, and therefore, these are useful tools for differentiating the origin of bananas.
Markus Paul Forster; Elena Rodríguez Rodríguez; Jacinto Darias Martín; Carlos Díaz Romero
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0021-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-02     Completed Date:  2002-11-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6130-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, University of La Laguna, 38201 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Calcium / analysis
Copper / analysis
Fruit / chemistry*
Iron / analysis
Magnesium / analysis
Manganese / analysis
Minerals / analysis*
Musa / chemistry*,  classification*
Potassium / analysis
Sodium / analysis
Zinc / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Minerals; 7439-89-6/Iron; 7439-95-4/Magnesium; 7439-96-5/Manganese; 7440-09-7/Potassium; 7440-23-5/Sodium; 7440-50-8/Copper; 7440-66-6/Zinc; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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