BIOCHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND NUTRITIONAL EVALUATION OF BARLEY RIHANE (HORDEUM VULGARE L.). uri icon

abstract

  • Background: Many experimental studies have suggested an important role for barley Rihane(BR) in the prevention of colon cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The objective of this study was to evaluate the physico-chemical properties and nutritional characterizations of BR compared to other varieties grown in Tunisia (Manel, Roho and Tej).
  • Conclusion: Barley Rihane has significant nutritional characterizations compared to others Tunisian barleys varieties.
  • Material and Methods: Total, insoluble and soluble dietary fiber(beta-glucan), total protein, ash and some minerals of BR and Tunisian barley varieties were determined.
  • Results: The results revealed that BR is good source of dietary fiber mainly beta-glucan compared to the other varieties. This variety is a relatively rich source of phosphorous and potassium and it contains many important unsaturated fatty acids. BR has higher nutritional value than other varieties.

publication date

  • 2017
  • 2016