Scientific journal

54 2015

Journal of Food and Nutrition Research
Summary No. 2 / 2015

Jurković, M. – Sokolić, D. – Bašić, S. – Gross-Bošković, A. – Kenjerić, D.
Contribution of fresh fruit consumption to the micronutrient intake in Zagreb region adults
Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 54, 2015, No. 2, s. 113-121

Martina Jurković, Croatian Food Agency, I. Gundulića 36b, 31000 Osijek, Croatia. Tel.: 00 385 31 227 661, e-mail:

Received 28 March 2014; 1st revised 24 May 2014; 2nd revised 10 July 2014; 3rd revised 4 September 2014; accepted 3 October 2014; published online 1 April 2015

Summary: Data from National Food Consumption Survey were used to assess intake of selected vitamins and minerals from fresh fruit in adult population. A number of 165 adults from the Zagreb region in Croatia were selected for this purpose. To assess dietary intake, the 24-hour recall method was used and participants were separated according to age in 3 groups (19–30 years, 31–50 years and 51–64 years), as well as according to gender. Data are presented as the average daily intake and compared to the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) values. The results showed that, in male population, intake of Na, K, P, Fe and Zn was higher in older population, while intake of Ca and Cu was higher in middle-aged po­pulation. Intake of vitamins in male population for thiamin and pyridoxine was higher in middle-aged population, and intake of riboflavin and niacin was higher in older population. Vitamin C intake was lower and similar in middle-aged and older population, respectively, compared to the youngest population. Regarding female population, the highest intake of almost all vitamins and minerals was in the youngest population, except for sodium and iron. Significant differences in daily intake of minerals and vitamins were observed between female subgroups.

Keywords: vitamins; minerals; fresh fruit; 24-h recall; adults

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