Would Aluminum and Nickel Content of Apricot Pose Health Risk to Human?

  • Gholamhossein DAVARYNEJAD Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Department of Horticultural Science, 1775-1163
  • Safieh VATANDOOST Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Department of Horticultural Science, 1775-1163
  • Hamed KAVEH Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Department of Horticultural Science, 1775-1163
  • Tamas Peter NAGY University of Debrecen, Institute for Research and Development, 138 Böszörményi Street, H-4032 Debrecen

Abstract

Higher demands of food production for human consumption increased uses of fertilizers and other chemicals that arise in a major public problem and heavy-metal pollution. Levels of Aluminum and Nickel which affect mankind health in exact doses, were determined in fresh and dried samples of Jumbo Cot, Tom Cot, Gold Strike, Gold Bar, Bergeron, Bergarouge, Sweet Cot, Yellow cot and Zebra apricot cultivars to assess possible health risk of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) consumption. Highest content of Al and Ni among all cultivars, where 9.71 and 2.14 mg/kg of dehydrated apricot samples. Fresh fruit samples maximally contain 2.9 and 0.425 mg/kg of Aluminum and Nickel respectively. Data analysis showed significant differences between cultivars for Al and Ni. Furthermore, to reveal the health-risk possibility of dried and fresh fruit consumption daily intake of elements and health-risk index were calculated and compared.

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Author Biography

Hamed KAVEH, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Department of Horticultural Science, 1775-1163
Horticulture department, Phd. student.
Published
2012-05-10
How to Cite
DAVARYNEJAD, G., VATANDOOST, S., KAVEH, H., & NAGY, T. P. (2012). Would Aluminum and Nickel Content of Apricot Pose Health Risk to Human?. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 4(2), 91-94. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb427349
Section
Horticulture and Agriculture; Fruit Tree Growing; Research Articles