Levels of Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, Cadmium, Lead and Aluminium of honey varieties produced in Turkey


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SANDIKÇI ALTUNATMAZ S., TARHAN D., AKSU F., PASTACI ÖZSOBACI N., OR M. E. , BARUTÇU Ü. B.

FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.39, pp.392-397, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/fst.19718
  • Journal Name: FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.392-397
  • Keywords: trace element, toxic element, heavy metal, ICP-OES, honey, PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES, TRACE-ELEMENTS, SAMPLES, ORIGIN
  • Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Honey is a natural animal product. The elemental composition of honey varies greatly depending on the source of nectar, honeydew, pollen and environmental conditions. The aim of the present study was to determine the levels of chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn), selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and aluminium (Al) in a total of 65 honey samples procured from different regions of Turkey. Element levels were measured by using an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrophotometer (ICP-OES). Minimum and maximum levels of the elements, indicated as mu g/g wet weight were as follows: Cr: 0.126-7.964, Cu: 0.223-198.361, Fe: 3.506-1278.778, Mg: 5.830-309.783, Mn: 0.096-29.496, Se: 0.418-19.879, Zn: 1.734-245.205, Cd: 0.000-0.297, Pb: 0.000-3.035, Al: 0.775-155.585.