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Photochemical Studies of Solanum melangena (Eggplant) Fruit by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

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Solanum melangena (eggplant) belongs to Solanaceae family. The common name of this fruiand the plant is the same. It has different names in different countries such as eggplant, brinjal, baigan,balangie etc. Eggplant has been reported as a healthiest fruit due to the chemical constituents. Theshape, size and colour of the fruits are also different. The genetically engineered eggfruits are also available. Some research works on eggplant are reported in different countries for different purposes.The present study has been taken into an account for the chemical elements present in flesh, skin andthe seeds of eggplant grown in the soil and environmental conditions of Guyana. The investigation bythe flame atomic absorption photometry shows the presence of Ca, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Pb and Zn at a varying concentrations in flesh, skin and seeds. In general the presence of calcium and magnesium as the higher values out of which concentration of calcium is 1366mg/kg in skin and magnesium as 2466 mg/Kg in seed.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 39)
Pages:
211-218
Citation:
R. Persid and V. N. Verma, "Photochemical Studies of Solanum melangena (Eggplant) Fruit by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 39, pp. 211-218, 2014
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October 2014
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