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Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2015, 3(3), 213-219
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-3-3-14
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Proximate and Mineral Compositions of Dried Cauliflower (Brassica Oleracea L.) Grown In Sindh, Pakistan

Allah Bux Baloch1, 2, Xiaodong Xia1, and Saghir Ahmed Sheikh2

1College of Food Science and Engineering, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

2College of Food Science and Technology, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam Sindh, Pakistan

Pub. Date: March 30, 2015

Cite this paper:
Allah Bux Baloch, Xiaodong Xia and Saghir Ahmed Sheikh. Proximate and Mineral Compositions of Dried Cauliflower (Brassica Oleracea L.) Grown In Sindh, Pakistan. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2015; 3(3):213-219. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-3-3-14


The study was examined the fresh, cabinet dehydrated and sun-dried cauliflower samples were analyzed for proximate as well as mineral analysis. Proximate analysis was cauliflower samples contained 90.62% moisture, 4.42% carbohydrate, 1.98% protein, 0.23% fat, 2.03% dietary fiber and 0.62% ash. Cabinet dehydration and sun drying substantially decreased moisture content to 9.99% and 13.27, respectively. Proportions of others components were increased, which include carbohydrate (42.44% and 38.37% for cabinet and sun drying, respectively, protein(19.06% and 18.37%), fats (2.24% and 2.16%),dietary fiber (18.59% and 18.80%) and ash (5.98% and 5.76%).In terms of mineral composition, fresh cauliflower samples were rich in phosphorus (61.35 mg/ calcium (41.16 mg /100 g) and potassium (1.68 mg/100 g). These findings suggest that cauliflower is good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus and calcium. Both cabinet dehydration and sun drying are effective in preserving the chemical composition of cauliflower and preventing deterioration by reducing moisture.

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