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Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 90-95
DOI: 10.3923/ajcn.2015.90.95
Dried Dates Fruit and its Biochemical and Nutrient Content: Uses as Diabetic Food
A.B.M. Sharif Hossain

Abstract:
Date fruit is an important a source of different types of food products. Dates nutrient is adding with the food consumption as the healthiest alternative. It contains a lot of sugar that gives the body high levels of mobility and heat energy which can be easily broken down in the body. Dates are very rich in vitamins, fibre, fat, protein and minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. However, for diabetic patient, it cannot be recommended for having dates without reducing its sugar content. The study was carried out to investigate the reduction method of dates fruit sugar and nutrient content like biochemical content, N, K+, Ca++ and Na+. From the results it can be described that fruit weight and diameter were lower in the dried fruit (having hot water treatment and sun drying) than in fresh fruit. Fructose, glucose and inverted sugar content were found lower (decreasing trend) in the dried fruit (having hot water treatment and sun drying) than in fresh fruit at different months after the fruit harvested. In addition to that mineral contents like nitrogen, potassium, calcium and sodium were found lower in the dried fruit than in fresh fruit. Therefore, results conclude that hot water treatment and sun drying treated fruit had the lowest sugar (fructose, glucose and inverted sugar) and nutrient content which is suitable for diabetic patient diet.
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How to cite this article:

A.B.M. Sharif Hossain , 2015. Dried Dates Fruit and its Biochemical and Nutrient Content: Uses as Diabetic Food. Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 7: 90-95.

DOI: 10.3923/ajcn.2015.90.95

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajcn.2015.90.95

 
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