Trace element composition of common oilseeds


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.

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Deosthale, Y.G. Trace element composition of common oilseeds. J Am Oil Chem Soc 58, 988–990 (1981).

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  • Inorganic Nutrient
  • Manganese Content
  • Trace Element Composition
  • Sesame Seed
  • Varietal Difference