Determination of some essential mineral elements from different tropical fruits

Cozma Antoanela and Velciov Ariana and Popescu Sofia and Mihuţ Casiana and Duma-Copcea Anisoara and Rada Maria: Determination of some essential mineral elements from different tropical fruits.

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The purpose of this paper is to determine the concentration of some essential macro and micro elements, from tropical fruits and the role that these minerals play in health benefits. The concentrations of Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu in bananas, grape fruits, kiwi, lemons, mandarins, oranges, pineapples and pomelo sold in Timisoara markets were determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry method. The obtained results show that the distribution of the essential mineral elements in the analyzed fruits presents non-uniformity, depending on the fruit species and the nature of the analyzed element. The best represented among the analyzed elements are Ca and Mg (59.1-358 mg/kg Ca, respectively 92-287 mg/kg Mg). Fe, Zn, Cu and Mn were determined in much lower concentrations (1.12-3.26 mg/kg, 0.75-1.53 mg/kg, 0.45-1.21 mg/kg respectively 0.34-7.12 mg/kg), but sufficient considering the requirement of these essential microelements in the human body. However, it can be stated that the studied tropical fruits contain important amounts, especially of calcium and magnesium, but also appreciable amounts of essential microelements: Fe, Zn, Cu and Mn.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Date: 2022
Volume: 28
ISBN: 978-963-306-904-2
Page Range: pp. 98-100
Language: English
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: 28th International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Szeged
Event Dates: 2022. november 14-15.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Növénykémia, Analitikai kémia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 95. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.04. Chemical sciences
Date Deposited: 2023. Mar. 20. 08:34
Last Modified: 2023. Mar. 20. 08:34

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