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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

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


American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 6, 95-99
DOI: 10.12691/ajfn-2-6-1
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Touridomon Issa Somé, Abdoul Karim Sakira, 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.

Correspondence to: Abdoul  Karim Sakira, Laboratory of Toxicology, Environment and Health, Doctorate School of Health, University of Ouagadougou, Ouaga 03 Burkina Faso. Email: karim_sakira@yahoo.fr

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.

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