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INAA for dietary assessment of essential and other trace elements in fourteen fruits harvested and consumed in Pakistan


instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) has been employed to determine 19 essential and other trace elements of fourteen fruits harvested in Pakistan. Most of the fruits investigated contain substantial Ca, Cl, Fe, Mg, K and Na concentration levels. Fruits were found to be an adequate source of Co and Fe. Winter season provides a variety of fruits with highest adequacy for most of the essential elements while the fruits ingested in the summer season provide the minimum nutrient adequacy for these elements with the exception of Cl.

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Waheed, S., Siddique, N., Rahman, A. et al. INAA for dietary assessment of essential and other trace elements in fourteen fruits harvested and consumed in Pakistan. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 260, 523–531 (2004).

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  • Biological Trace Element Research
  • Melon
  • Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis
  • Essential Trace Element
  • Dietary Assessment