Organic acids, sugars and mineral content of cherry laurel (laurocerasus officinalis roem) accessions in Turkey
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In this study we report on the content of organic acids, sugars and miner-als in the pulps of the twelve cherry laurel accessions most commonly consumedin eastern Black Sea Region. Malic acid was the dominant organic acid rangedfrom 43.27 (CL6) to 54.23 (CL3) mg/100 g fresh weight basis. The dominantsugars were glucose and fructose in the pulps that ranged from 4.83 (CL1) to5.74 (CL5) mg/100 g and 4.66 (CL3) to 5.53 (CL7) mg/100 g, respectively. Thepulp of cherry laurel was shown to be rich in potassium (187-241 mg), phos-phorus (26-45 mg), calcium (15-22 mg), magnesium (15-24 mg) and sodium(3.9-6.1 mg) in 100 g fruit pulp. The data may be useful in selecting wild ediblefruit species appropriate for incorporation into diets. © 2016 Academic Publishing House. All Rights reserved.