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Analysis of copper, iron, manganese and potassium in some wheat varieties grown in Balochistan

By: Amber Zafar, Ayesha Mushtaq, Fazeela Mandokhail, Sabeena Rizwan, Uzma Jabeen, Farrukh Bashir, Tariq Ismail, Jabran Ahmad, Ayesha Masood

Key Words: Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Wheat, Balochistan.

Int. J. Biosci. 15(5), 568-576, November 2019.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.5.568-576

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Abstract

Minerals are essential elements of the human diet, assisting in cellular body processes from rebuilding tissue to maintaining ion gradients. This study was carried out to estimate various minerals like calcium, potassium, sodium and lithium in wheat varieties grown in Balochistan, Pakistan. Twenty wheat samples were collected from Balochistan Agriculture Research Centre Quetta. Minerals were determined by flame photometry. The highest concentration of sodium was 4.2 ppm which is still less than the recommended value that is 4.8 ppm. Adequate amount of calcium upto 3.9 ppm was observed which is lower than the recommended value of 7.2 ppm. Potassium concentration of 3.5 ppm was found which is quite lower than the recommended value that is 7.8 ppm. Only one wheat variety showed slightly higher lithium level of 0.25 ppm as compared to the recommended value that is 0.24 ppm. The results showed that the all wheat varieties had safe and adequate dietary nutrients if consumed in right proportion. All the minerals had significant differences at P < 0.05.

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Analysis of copper, iron, manganese and potassium in some wheat varieties grown in Balochistan

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Amber Zafar, Ayesha Mushtaq, Fazeela Mandokhail, Sabeena Rizwan, Uzma Jabeen, Farrukh Bashir, Tariq Ismail, Jabran Ahmad, Ayesha Masood.
Analysis of copper, iron, manganese and potassium in some wheat varieties grown in Balochistan.
Int. J. Biosci. 15(5), 568-576, November 2019.
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