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Evaluation of Some Nutritional Characteristics of Indian Almond (Prunus amygdalus) Nut

Author(s): S.O. Agunbiade | J.O. Olanlokun

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
ISSN 1680-5194

Volume: 5;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 316;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Almonds | antinutrients | minerals | proximate composition.

The study of nutritional characteristics of Indian almond (Prunus amygdalus) showed the proximate composition to be: 97.70% dry matter, 11.52�1.10% crude protein, 6.76�0.72% ash, 5.09�0.84% crude fibre, and 21.76�1.20% fat and 54.87�2.80% carbohydrate. The antinutrient composition was found to be 0.25% phytin, 0.07% phytin phosphorus, 0.04% cyanide, 1.82%Tannin. Its fatty acid and mineral contents were 0.65% oleic acid, 0.19% phosphorus, 0.17% potassium, 0.25%magnesium, 245.65ppm sodium, 845.45ppm calcium, 92.12ppm zinc, 70.62ppm iron and 9.21ppm copper.
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