Dried figs as sources of essential microelements

Rada Maria and Anghel Iasmina Madalina and Riviş Adrian and Cozma Antoanela and Muselin Florin and Oprinescu Claudia Izabela and Popescu Georgeta-Sofia and Velciov Ariana-Bianca: Dried figs as sources of essential microelements.

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The paper aims to determine the concentration of some microelements essential in cardiovascular sistem health from dried figs and evaluate their mineral intake. The concentrations of Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu were determined from samples of dried figs from the local trade, imported from different countries in the Mediterranean areas. The results obtained, by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) method, show that these fruits contain important quantities of essential microelements, depending on fig providers: 22.1 - 32.5 mg/kg Fe, 4.14 - 12.73 mg/kg Mn, 4.53 - 10.20 mg/kg Zn and 3.95 - 9.16 mg/kg Cu. The analytical results obtained allowed the evaluation of the mineral intake of these fruits for men and women aged between 19 - 50 years. Thus, a consumption of 40 g of dried figs covers a large part of the need for microelements, as follows: 13.99% Fe, 13.39% Mn, 2.83% Zn and 28.07% Cu - for men and 6.22% Fe, 17.11% Mn, 3.89% Zn and 28.07% Cu - for men. These results show that the dried figs analyzed could be considered as sources with some essential microelements, especially in terms of Cu, Mn and Fe.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Date: 2021
Volume: 27
ISBN: 978-963-306-835-9
Page Range: pp. 358-360
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems (27.) (2021) (Szeged)
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/75798/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gyógyszerkémia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 360. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 03. Medical and health sciences
03. Medical and health sciences > 03.01. Basic medicine
Date Deposited: 2022. Jun. 01. 11:23
Last Modified: 2022. Aug. 08. 15:40
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/76005

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