Author(s): Eromosele IC, Eromosele CO, Kuzhkuzha DM
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Abstract The fruits of some wild plants were examined for their contents of mineral elements and ascorbic acid. High levels of ascorbic acid were found in fruits of Sclerocarya birrea (403.3 mg/100 g) and Adansonia digitata (337 mg/100 g). In nine of the fruits examined, the mineral contents (Ca, P) were comparable with average values found in common fruits. The iron contents were however 2-5 times higher than the values for common fruits.
This article was published in Plant Foods Hum Nutr
and referenced in Natural Products Chemistry & Research