Heavy Metal Content of Potato Chips and Biscuits from Nagpur City, India
Heavy metals composition of foods is of immense interest because of its essential or toxic nature. In view of this, we determined concentrations of select heavy metals from food items such as, potato chips and biscuits that were obtained from Nagpur City, India. The present study revealed preferred digestion method for different heavy metal recovery. The accumulation trend for Potato chips was in following order Fe > Al > Zn > Ni > Cu > Mn > Co > Cr > Pb and Cd, while for Biscuits it was Al > Fe > Zn > Ni > Mn > Co > Cr > Pb > Cu and Cd.
KeywordsHeavy metals Potato chips Biscuits Accumulation
We thank the Director, NEERI, Nagpur for providing the necessary facilities for carrying out this research work. Dr. D. S. Ramteke, Deputy Director, EIRA Division, NEERI, Nagpur and Dr. S. R. Wate, Head of Department, EIRA Division, NEERI, Nagpur for their support. Mr. Atul Kulkarni, DataSol Consultancy, Nagpur for his guidance in data analysis. Mr. Shinde, Analytical Instrument Division, NEERI, Nagpur, for his help.
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