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Determination of the elemental contents of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) from Kharj Saudi Arabia

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Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) fruit are an important source of nutritional elements to people in Saudi Arabia. In this study dates fruit samples from the type Segae were collected . Washed and unwashed samples were analyzed for macro and micro-elements using flame photometry inductivity coupled plasma and atomic absorption. The study revealed that the dates have considerable contents of Fe and Mn which are important to human health . The content of trace elements that can be toxic like As, Cd, Ni and Bi was found to be less in washed samples compared to unwashed samples. The study recommends the incorporation of date fruits in the food menu.
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  • Department of Chemistry, College of Science, AI Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), P.O. Box 5701, Riyadh 11432, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Department of Chemistry, College of Science, AI Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), P.O. Box 5701, Riyadh 11432, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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