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Análisis bromatológico de la tuna Opuntia elatior Miller (Cactaceae)

Revista de la Facultad de Agronomia (Impact Factor: 0.13). 01/2008;
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ABSTRACT Opuntia elatior Miller is a Cactaceae distributed in dry regions and Venezuelan coast. By using the AOAC norms, the following bromatological composition was determined in pulp: (moisture: 88.17 ± 0.04%; acidity: 0.04 ± 0.06%; pH: 5.20 ± 0.01; total soluble solids: 11.0 ± 0.1 ºBrix; total carotenoids: 3.234 ± 0.010mg/100 g; betalains 6.93 ± 0.01 mg/100 mL; vitamin C: 15.09 ± 0.08 mg of ascorbic acid/100 g; pectin: 0.12 ± 0.02 g/100 g; protein: 0.83 ± 0.05; fat: 0.30 ± 0.06; crude fiber: 2.38 ± 0.13; ash : 0.31 ± 0.05; nitrogen free extracts: 8.01 ± 0.20; energy: 38.01 ± 0.34 calories; calcium: 50.66 ± 1.52 mg/100 g and phosphate: 8.88 ± 0.21 mg/100 g); and stems (moisture: 91.32 ± 0.21%; acidity: 0.79 ± 0.08%; pH: 4.70 ± 0.01; total soluble solids: 6.0 ± 0.1ºBrix; total carotenoids: 32.660 ± 0.010mg/100 g; vitamin C: 6.88 ± 0.73 mg of ascorbic acid /100 g and pectin: 0.10 ± 0.08 g/100 g; protein: 0.32 ± 0.03 ; fat: 0.34 ± 0.02; crude fiber: 0.37 ± 0.03 ; ash : 2.19 ± 0.08 ; nitrogen free extracts: 5.46 ± 0.36; energy: 26.23 ± 1.29 calories; calcium: 275.00 ± 2.00 mg/100 g and phosphate: 12.23 ± 0.96 mg/100 g). In conclusion, O elatior is an important alternative material for Venezuelan agro-alimentary industry. Opuntia elatior Br et R, es una Cactaceae distribuida en las regiones áridas y en la costa venezolana. Se efectuaron evaluaciones bromatológicas mediante normas AOAC a la pulpa: humedad (88,17% ± 0,04); acidez (0,04% ± 0,06); pH (5,20 ± 0,01); SST (11,0 ºBrix ± 0,1); carotenoides (3,234 mg/100 g ± 0,010); betalainas (6,93 mg/100 mL ± 0,01); vitamina C (15,09 mg de ácido ascórbico/100 g ± 0,08); pectina (0,12 g/100 g ± 0,1); proteína (0,83 g/100 g ± 0,05); extracto etéreo (0,30 g/100 g ± 0,06); fibra cruda (2,38 g/100 g ± 0,13); cenizas: (0,31 g/100 g) ± 0,05); ELN (8,01 g/100g ± 0,20); energía (38,01 calorías ± 0,34); calcio (50,66 mg/100 g ± 1,52) y fósforo (8,88 mg/100 g ± 0,21). En el caso de los cladodios humedad (91,32% ± 0,21); acidez (0,79% ± 0,08); pH (4,70 ± 0,01); SST (6,0 ºBrix ± 0,1; carotenoides (32,660 mg/100 g ± 0,010); vitamina C (6,88 mg de ácido ascórbico/100 g ± 0,73); pectina (0,10 g/100 g ± 0,08); proteína (0,32 g/100 g ± 0,03); extracto etéreo (0,34 g/100g ± 0,02); fibra cruda (0,37 g/ 100 g ± 0,03); cenizas (2,19 g/100 g ± 0,08); ELN (5,46 g/100 g ± 0,36); energía (26,23 calorías ± 1,29); calcio (275,00 mg/100 g ± 2,00) y fósforo (12,23 mg/100 g ± 0,96). Se concluye que la tuna O. boldinghii constituye una importante alternativa para la industria agroalimentaria venezolana.

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