Fresh Fruits: A Supplementary Source of Mineral Microelements

Ariana Velciov, Maria Rada, I.Gergen, I. Gogoaşă

Volume 21, Issue 4;
Pages: 345-350; 2015
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551
This paper contains data concerning the concentration of some microelements in native fresh fruits from private producers in the Banat’s hill area. The authors have determined, through flame atomic absorbance spectrometry, the contents in Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu of cherries, sour cherries, plumes, and grapes. Experimental results show that the fruits analysed contain important amounts of Fe (4.20-8.34 mg/kg), Mn (0.81-1.89 mg/kg), Zn (0.97-1.33 mg/kg) and Cu (0.48-1.40 mg/kg). The average mineral supply of the fruits analysed has the following values: Fe – 40.64% (males) and 18.06% (females), Mn – 31.4% (females) and 24.84% (females), Zn – 7.08% (females) and 5.15% (males), Cu – 53.06% (males and females). Experimental results show that cherries, sour cherries, plums and grapes can serve as supplementary sources of Fe, Mn, Zn, and Cu.
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