Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society

, Volume 58, Issue 11, pp 988–990 | Cite as

Trace element composition of common oilseeds

  • Y. G. Deosthale


Nineteen varieties of groundnut(Aracbis bypogea), 8 of mustard(Brassica nigra), 9 of coconut(Cocos nucifera), and 6 each of sesame(Sesamum indicum) and safflower(Carthemum tinctorius) were analyzed for total ash and 9 mineral nutrients. Varietal dif-ferences were significant in magnitude for zinc in sesame-, for man-ganese, molybdenum and chromium in mustard; for calcium, iron, manganese, copper, molybdenum and chromium in groundnut; for calcium, molybdenum and chromium in safflower; and for calcium, iron, copper and molybdenum in coconut. Sesame was the richest source of most of the inorganic nutrients.


Inorganic Nutrient Manganese Content Trace Element Composition Sesame Seed Varietal Difference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. G. Deosthale
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Council of Medical ResearchNational Institute of NutritionJamai Osmania (PO), HyderabadIndia

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