Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the general composition of cherry laurel naturally grown in Samsun. Samples composed of 15 different genotypes were investigated for some physical characteristics and chemical composition. Average values for number of fruits per kg, seed weight, fruit length and width were 211.47, 114.10 g, 18.79 mm, and 18.90 mm, respectively. The average chemical composition of the samples were: 80.32 % moisture, 15.31 % soluble solids, 112.6 g/kg total sugar, 108.7 g/kg invert sugar, 3.7 g/kg sucrose, 4.69 pH, 0.21 g/100 g titratable acidity, 21.07 formol number, 591.96 mg/kg proline, 0.47 % crude fiber, 0. 23 % pectin, 2139.6 mg/kg total phenolic matter, 0.53 % ash, 90.19 mg/100 g potassium, 1.09 mg/100 g sodium, 19.26 mg/100 g calcium, 6.17 mg/100 g magnesium, 0.65 mg/100 g manganese and 0.35 mg/100 g iron.
N.Sule Ustun and Ilkay Tosun , 2003. A Research on Composition of Wild Cherry Laurel (Laurocerasus officinalis Roem) . Journal of Food Technology, 1: 80-82.