Table 3

Trace elements and minerals content of the flesh of the studied dates1

Variety

Arsenic μg/kg

Cadmium μg/kg

Lead μg/kg

Calcium mg/kg

Sodium mg/kg

Iron mg/kg

Magnesium mg/kg

Phosphorus mg/kg

Manganese mg/kg

Zinc mg/kg


Fara'd

36.1

0.7

12.6

1170.5

192.1

2.256

1205.4

445.9

0.797

0.173

Lulu

29.2

2.2

45.5

517.7

93.4

7.94

411.1

338.3

1.268

1.415

Bo ma'an

68.8

0.9

24.7

288.6

47.7

7.369

561.0

543.8

2.341

1.172

Dabbas

36.4

0.9

25.3

846.5

91.1

3.495

604.9

411.8

4.293

0.820

Khalas

70.9

1.4

19.5

936.3

121.9

3.894

746.9

245.5

0.836

1.329


1Selenium < 0.14, Cobalt < 0.09 and Copper < 0.01 (mg/kg) for all five types of dates.

Alkaabi et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:59   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-59

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