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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Proximate and sugars composition of seeds of four date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cultivars grown in Haryana, India


Author(s): Vinita and Darshan Punia

Abstract: The seeds of four date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cultivars, Hillawi, Khadrawi, Shamran and Medjool from the Hisar region-Haryana (India), were analyzed for their proximate and sugars composition. Moisture content of seeds of different varieties of date fruits ranged from 7.99 to 9.40 per cent. The results of the study indicated that the seed of variety Khadrawi had highest protein (5.59%) content and the variety Medjool had the lowest (4.08%). Fat and crude fiber contents of date seed varieties ranged from 6.54 to 9.19% and 10.73 to 16.97%, respectively. The seed of variety Hillawi had highest amount of total soluble sugars (10.40 g/100g) and reducing sugar (7.73 g/100g). The seed of variety Hillawi had the highest amount of starch content (36.90 g/100g).

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How to cite this article:
Vinita, Darshan Punia. Proximate and sugars composition of seeds of four date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cultivars grown in Haryana, India. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):362-364.
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