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Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2019, 7(2), 155-161
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-7-2-8
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Evaluation of Some Specific Components Existences in Okra (Abelmoschus Esculentus L. (Moench)) Cultivated from Different Areas

Rokayya Sami1, 2, , Garsa Alshehry1, Ying Ma2, Amro Abdelazez3 and Nada Benajiba4

1Food Science and Nutrition Department, Taif University, Taif City, Al-Huwayah, 888, KSA

2School of Food Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150090, China

3Department of Dairy Microbiology, Animal Production Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Dokki, Giza, 12618, Egypt

4Health Science Department, Health and Rehabilitation Science Faculty, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, P.O.B. 84428, Riyadh, 11671, KSA

Pub. Date: February 22, 2019

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Rokayya Sami, Garsa Alshehry, Ying Ma, Amro Abdelazez and Nada Benajiba. Evaluation of Some Specific Components Existences in Okra (Abelmoschus Esculentus L. (Moench)) Cultivated from Different Areas. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2019; 7(2):155-161. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-7-2-8


Studies on the chemical composition of okra pods (Abelmoschus esculentus Moench) were carried out. Mean concentrations of moisture contents were about 84.67 - 87.65%, crude protein 2.367 - 3.41 %, fat 4.343 - 4.523% ash 10.314 - 12.197%, carbohydrate 67.857 - 82.261 % and fiber 6.781 - 8.314 % were reported. Sugars (fructose, glucose and sucrose) were determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Water-soluble polysaccharide values were ranged from 11.22 to 17.35 g/100g. After ashing, the mineral constituents (Ca, Mg, Cu, Zn, Fe, pb, As, Se, Cr, Cd, and Mn) were separately analyzed (using Atomic Absorption Spectrometer) and recorded which met the recommended dietary allowance.

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