Testing the Environmental Influence on Fruit Wastes Nutritional Content

  • Antonia ODAGIU University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Elena BOANCĂ SADC EXPERT CONSULTING SRL, Victor Papilian St. nr. 6A., 400366 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Ana Claudia BALINT University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Agriculture
  • Cristian IEDERAN University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Agriculture
  • Adrian CIFU SADC EXPERT CONSULTING SRL, Victor Papilian St. nr. 6A., 400366 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Adriana-Andreia ANDONE Local Action Group Bistrița-Năsăud, Someșului St. nr. 59., 427095 Ilva Mică, Romania
Keywords: cluster analysis, exploratory analysis, factors, principal component analysis.

Abstract

New methods for the use of fruit waste are becoming more prevalent in efforts to reduce the environmental footprint associated with apple, pear, and plum waste. The aim of the present research is to emphasize by using exploratory statistical approaches the major components of fruits wastes, and potential interaction between the environmental factors and nutritional content of apple, pear, and plum waste, respectively. The studied interactions are emphasized using statistical processing. The cluster analysis shows that the major nutritional components are nitrogen-free matters and crud fiber, while concerning mineral and vitamin C contents, potassium and phosphorus are identified as minerals with highest occurrence. In all analyzed fruit wastes were identified four factors, but with different contributions to variability function of fruit species. In apple and pear wastes, the PCA shows that temperature positively influences the nutritional content, while precipitation regimen has different influence on crude chemical composition function of species. In plum wastes, the crude
chemical composition is positively correlated only with temperature regimen, the mineral and vitamin C contents are not influenced by environmental factors.

 

Published
2024-04-17