Quantitative analysis of minerals and vitamin c in bananas (Musa acuminata)

Tan Yeong Sheng (2007) Quantitative analysis of minerals and vitamin c in bananas (Musa acuminata). Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Two different varieties of banana, Musa acuminata Colla (AA Group) 'Sucrier' and Musa acuminata Colla (AAA Group) 'Masak hijau' were analyzed for moisture, ash, minerals {Na, K, Ca, Mg, Zn, Fe and P) and vitamin C contents. Methods in Association of Official Analytical Chemists (A OA C) were used to determine the moisture and ash contents in bananas. Minerals content were determined by using the method in Approved Method of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AA CC) while method in Analytical Chemistry of Foods was used to determine the phosphorous content. Vitamin C content was determined by using method in Analytical Chemistry, Practice. Results showed that the moisture, ash, minerals and vitamin C content in the two varieties of bananas were different. Generally, comparison of data shows that Musa acuminata Colla (AA Group) 'Sucrier' has relatively higher Mg, Na, K, Zn and P content which were 34.1±0.6 mg/I 00g, 5.96±0.26 mg/l00g, 281±2 mg/l00g, 0.216±0.009 mg/IO0g and 22.2±0.1 mg/ l 00g respectively compared to 28.2±0.7 mg/1 00g, 4.33±0.31 mg/lO0g, 256±2 mg/1 00g, 0.168±0.008 mg/1 00g and 20.1±0.1 mg/1 O0g respectively in Musa acuminata Co1la (AAA Group) 'Masak hijau'. On the other hand, Musa acuminata Colla (AAA Group) 'Masak hijau' has relatively higher Ca, Fe and vitamin C content which were 29.3±1.0 mg/1 00g, 256±2 mg/1 00g and 19.6±0.3 mg/1 00g respectively compared to 18.5±0.6 mg/lO0g, 0.240±0.019 mg/l00g and 16.7±0.3 mg/I00g respectively in Musa acuminata Colla (AAA Group) 'Sucrier'.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Keyword: Banana, Musa acuminata, Minerals, Vitamin C
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > QK1-989 Botany > QK474.8-495 Spermatophyta. Phanerogams > QK495 Angiosperms
Department: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2023 08:50
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2023 08:50
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/36621

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