Application of atomic absorption spectroscopy to food sciences (A study on Persea americana Mill – Avocado)
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Our health is very much dependent to our balance meals. The body needs different kinds of minerals for its different functions. Keeping this idea in mind the spectroscopic study on Persea Americana Mill (Avocado Fruit) has been taken into account. The investigation shows that the avocado (Persea Americana Mill) is an ideal food for the balance of minerals in our body. The quantitative investigation using atomic absorption spectroscopic technique shows the presence of Ca, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Pb and Zn elements in seed (nut), leaf and flesh of avocado. The concentration of Ca and Mg were found very high in nut, leaf and flesh; out of which the concentration of Mg (100809 mg/Kg) was highest in leaf followed by flesh and nut.
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