Assessment of minerals from fenugreek seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) obtained from markets of District Naushehro Feroze, Sindh

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Assessment of minerals from fenugreek seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) obtained from markets of District Naushehro Feroze, Sindh

Rabia Parveen Memon, Ghulam Qadir Shar, Abdul Raheem Shar, Atta Hussain Rind, Aslam Khan Pathan, Sahib Khan Ghanghro, Saleem Ahmed Utero, Aijaz Ahmed Shar
Int. J. Biosci.24( 3), 125-132, March 2024.
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Abstract

Five markets of District Naushehro Feroz were selected for fenugreek seed collection. Markets included Mehrabpur, Bhirya, Kandiaro, Naushehro Feroz and Moro. Triplicate samples of seed were bought from each mentioned market for mineral analysis. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer was used for analysis of minerals i.e., Ca, Mg, Na, K, Fe, Zn and Cu. The concentration range of selected minerals was found as, Ca (5979.00-7675.00 mg/kg), Mg (3468.00-4179.00 mg/kg), Na (1846.00-2058.00 mg/kg), K (11988.00-14043.00 mg/kg), Fe (288.00-366.00 mg/kg), Zn (27.57-33.65 mg/kg) and Cu (21.36-33.14 mg/kg). Since the average concentration of these minerals was observed as, Ca (6814.60 mg/kg), Mg (3814.00 mg/kg), Na (1924.80 mg/kg), K (13067.80 mg/kg), Fe (320.20 mg/kg), Zn (30.27 mg/kg) and Cu (28.95 mg/kg). As is evident from the results that high amounts of potassium and calcium is present in fenugreek seeds, therefore these may be beneficial to human health.

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