Evaluation of nutritional and anti-nutritional contents in some varieties of Mangifera indica Fruitsfrom Kulfo garden area of Arbaminch
Amanial Haile Reda
This study was conducted to assess the physical parameters as well as the nutritional and anti-nutritional contents of two Mangifera Indica (mango) varieties locally named them as Fringe and Abash mangos. And for each mango variety physical parameters like length, dimension, firmness and weight were determined. The result revealed that the length, dimension, firmness and weight of Fringe mango were 6.5 cm, 4.63cm, 16.6 and 264.17g respectively. Similarlly the same parameters for the Abash mango were 5.67 cm, 4.07 cm, 10.33, 244.0 g respectively. Analysis of the nutritional and anti-nutritional contents of the Fringe mango also showed that pH, Titrable acidity, Oxalate, Protein, Fat, Dry matter, Total ash, Vitamin C, Mg and Ca were 3.96, 3.84%, 1.75 mg/100g, 0.46%, 0.43%, 15.0%, 10.2%, 0.43 mg/100g, 16.13 mg/100g, 9.19 mg/100g respectively. Whereas the levels of pH, Titrableacidity, Oxalate, Protein, Fat, Dry matter, Total ash, Vitamin C, Mg and Ca for A bash mango were 4.14, 6.02%, 1.41mg/100g, 0.62%, 0.47%, 17.4mg/100g and 6.2 mg/100g respectively. The result indicated that all the measured physical parameters of Fringe mango were larger as compared to a bash mango. The result also revealed that the Abash mango was rich in terms of the nutritional contents as compared to the Fringe mango; but high amounts of total ash and oxalate which is categorized as antinutritional was recorded in Fringe mango. Finally the findings revealed that the Abash mango contained appreciable amount of nutrients like protein, vitamin C, Mg and Ca that the body required for its normal metabolic functions as compared to the Fringe mango.