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).
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.