DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2019.04.001
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Dhaouadi, K., Ammar, H., Khouja, M., Sebei, H., López, S.

Abstract: Chemical composition, polyphenolic and flavonoid contents, and antioxidant activity were determined in date seeds derived from four Tunisian date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) cultivars namely: Goundi, Chekena, Mnekher and Remtha. Sodium and potassium contents in date seeds were determined by flame photometry, phenolic compounds by the Folin-Ciocalteu method, flavonoids by colorimetric quantification, and the antioxidant activity by the DPPH free radical scavenging method. Crude protein content varied widely (p <…

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