Urolithiasis 2 pp 407-408 | Cite as

The Oxalate Content of Sesame Seeds and Related Foods

  • J. F. Costello
  • M. Smith
  • C. Stolarski
  • N. Fituri

Abstract

The incidence of calcium oxalate stone disease is reported to be higher in the Middle East than in the developed countries. The oxalate content of Middle Eastern diets has not been thoroughly investigated. Foods prepared with sesame seeds are quite common in the Middle East. This study investigated the oxalate and calcium content of sesame seeds, sesame oil, and foods prepared with sesame seeds, namely Tahina and Halava.

Keywords

Petroleum Oxalate Egypt 

Reference

  1. 1.
    J Costello and DM Landwehr, Determination of oxalate concentration in blood, Clin Chem 34: 1540 (1988).PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Costello
    • 1
  • M. Smith
    • 2
  • C. Stolarski
    • 2
  • N. Fituri
    • 3
  1. 1.Allegheny-General Hospital/Medical College of PennsylvaniaPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Allegheny-Singer Research InstitutePittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Department of NephrologyCairo UniversityCairoEgypt

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