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American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2014, 2(6), 95-99
DOI: 10.12691/ajfn-2-6-1
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Determination of β-carotene by High Performance Liquid Chromatography in Six Varieties of Mango (Mangifera indica L) from Western Region of Burkina Faso

Touridomon Issa Somé1, Abdoul Karim Sakira1, and Eric Dofinizoumou Tamimi1

1Laboratory of Toxicology, Environment and Health, Doctorate School of Health, University of Ouagadougou, Ouaga 03 Burkina Faso

Pub. Date: November 24, 2014

Cite this paper:
Touridomon Issa Somé, Abdoul Karim Sakira and Eric Dofinizoumou Tamimi. Determination of β-carotene by High Performance Liquid Chromatography in Six Varieties of Mango (Mangifera indica L) from Western Region of Burkina Faso. American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2014; 2(6):95-99. doi: 10.12691/ajfn-2-6-1

Abstract

Six varieties of mangoes (Amelia, Brooks, Kent, Keitt, Lippens, Springfield)harvested from different pedological areas of the western region of Burkina Faso (Bobo-Dioulasso, Orodara, Banfora) were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography in order to determine the β-carotene content. The study revealed a variability in β-carotene content between different varieties and regions. The Amelia variety is the richest in β-carotene content and is a good source of provitamin A.

Keywords:
β-carotene mangoes liquid chromatography vitamin A

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