Mineral Composition of Bluish-Black and Yellowish- White Myrtus communis L. Berries and Arbutus unedo L. Fruits

Faten Mezni, Manel Mahdi, Mohamed Hachicha and Abdelhamid Khaldi

 

Abstract

The aim of this research is to acquire valuable information about the mineral content of Bluish-Black and Yellowish-White Myrtus communis berries and Arbutus unedo fruits. The analysis of minerals was conducted by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The results showed that there were significant (p < 0.5) differences between species for the following elements: Phosphorus (P), Magnesium (Mg), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), cobalt (Co), Calcium (Ca)and Chromium (Cr). The highest values of P, Ca, Mg, Mn, Co and Fe were recorded by Yellowish-White fruits with respective rate of 0.38, 12942.5, 4586.67, 130.58, 5, 510.25 mg/g DM. No significant differences were recorded for Potassium (K), Lead (Pb), Copper (Cu), Sodium (Na), Nickel (Ni) and Zinc (Zn).

Published on: January 23, 2021
doi: 10.17756/jfcn.2021-105
Citation: Mezni F, Mahdi M, Hachicha M, Khaldi A. 2021. Mineral Composition of Bluish- Black and Yellowish-White Myrtus communis L. Berries and Arbutus unedo L. Fruits. J Food Chem Nanotechnol 7(1): 1-3.
 
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