Vishwa Nath Verma, Application of Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry in Food Biotechnology - Momordica charantia Lin, ILNS Volume 40, International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 40)
    Momordica charactia lin ( Bitter melon) has been the interest of many studies by researchers for a long time due to its very interesting human beneficial properties. It belongs to cucurbitacea family and momordica genus. It is used by human consumption all over the world in different forms such as a vegetable and /or medicine. The researchers have concentrated on the studies on its fruits and some times on its seeds and leaves. The present study is an extensive investigation of the quantitative elements such as Ca, Cd ,Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Pb, Zn, K, N, and P of the fruit-skin, fruit-flesh, fruit-seed, tissue skin, leaf and root of the momordica charantia lin using flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The result shows a quite good variation of the concentration of the elements in different part of the plant.
    AAS, Bitter Melon, Elements, Karaila, <i>Momordica charantia</i> Linn, Nutrients