Major-minor element analysis in some plant seeds consumed as feed in Turkey


In this study, samples (clover, oats, bean, green lentil, spinach, corn, red lentil and rice) taken from some seeds consumed as food by people and from plant seeds used as provender are examined. Element analysis (Al, B, Ba, Bi, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, La, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, Sn, Sr, Sb, Si, Ti, U, Zn and Zr) in these samples was measured by using ICP-OES. Ca, K and Mg as major elements in all samples are determined. As results of the element analysis, meaningful relations between the elements in seeds have been researched by making statistical comparisons using one way analysis of variance (ANOVA).

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Hicsonmez, U. , Ozdemir, C. , Cam, S. , Ozdemir, A. and Erees, F. (2012) Major-minor element analysis in some plant seeds consumed as feed in Turkey. Natural Science, 4, 298-303. doi: 10.4236/ns.2012.45042.

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