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NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF FRUITS

N.A.KAZI1, J.P. YADAV & M.G. AGALE

Journal Title:SCHOLARLY RECSEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Abstract


The present study aimed at studying nutritional facts of fruits and its impact on betterment of health. Food packe ts come with labels on it stating its nutritional facts. If fruits had labels on them their nutritional facts would leave us surprised. Over last few decade people have become conscious about their health and diet. In such time, importance of fruits in nu trition and their health benefits cant be left unrecognised. Fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and are rich source of energy. Citrus fruits and aonla are rich in vitamin c, while the richest source for vitamin c was barbados cherry. Walnut is the rich est source of fat (64.5 per cent) and produces highest calories per unit of edible portion. . Cashew nut is the richest source of protein 21.2 per cent and thiamine 630mg/100g. Dry apricot is the richest source of calcium, phosphorus and niacin. Dry karond a is the richest source of iron (39.1 per cent) followed by date palm (10.6 per cent). Litchi was found rich in calcium content. Bael is the richest source of riboflavin.

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