Chemical composition of fruits of some important chestnut cultivars


Erturk Ü., Mert C., Soylu A.

BRAZILIAN ARCHIVES OF BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.49, no.2, pp.183-188, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/s1516-89132006000300001
  • Journal Name: BRAZILIAN ARCHIVES OF BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-188
  • Keywords: Castanea sativa, chestnut, fruit composition
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, chemical compositions of the fruits of some important domestic chestnut types and cultivars were investigated. They contained (g/100g dry matter basis) total carbohydrates 75.32 - 86.31, total sugar 10.32 - 22.79, invert sugar 0.08 - 1.25, starch 54.45 - 69.70, sucrose 8.86 - 21.28, ash 1.02 - 3.22, crude cellulose 3.58 - 5.96, total fat 0.49 - 2.01, total protein 4.88 - 10.87. Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, P, Na and K contents were (mg/100g) 43 230, 70 - 160, 0.4 - 5.7, 0.7 - 5.5, 0.6 - 3.8, 1.8 - 9.1, 107 - 191, 6 - 41, 761 - 1271, respectively.