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Zeitschrift für Ernährungswissenschaft

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 158–162 | Cite as

Vitamins content of fruits and vegetables in common use in Egypt

  • N. Saleh
  • Z. El-Hawary
  • F. A. El-Shobaki
  • M. Abbassy
  • S. R. Morcos
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Summary

The vitamin content, namely vitamin C, carotene, riboflavin and nicotinic acid, of some popular vegetables and fruits was determined. It was found that the green parts of the plants were the most rich in these four vitamins. Trigonella foenum-graecum (Helba) was the richest of all vegetables and fruits in vitamin C (207 mg%). Scandicium stellatum (Shabat contains the highest value for carotene (57.3 mg%). Solanum tuberosum (Batatis) was the richest in riboflavin (0.3 mg%) and Pisum sativum (Busselah) in niacin (1.8 mg%).

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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Saleh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Z. El-Hawary
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. A. El-Shobaki
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Abbassy
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. R. Morcos
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research CentreDokki, CairoEgypt
  2. 2.University College for GirlsAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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