International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition

International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition


International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)

Detection of heavy metals and elements via SEM technique in green leafy vegetables


Chandra Shakti, Mishra Sunita

Randomly collected green leafy vegetable samples were from Lucknow city in Alambagh local area. The experiment was conducted in the research laboratory of the Department of Food Science and Technology, USIC lab BBAU, Luck now. The heavy metals and elements detect by SEM (Scan Electron Microscope) technique. Present study explains the extent of heavy metal contamination in two leafy vegetables spinach (Spinacia oleracea) and coriander (Coriandrum sativum). Results showed that, spinach leaves contain some nontoxic elements are found e.g. C, O, Na, Si, S, Cl, K, The sample of spinach in present traces amount Silica (Si) was found that level weight 0.24% and atomic 0.13%, that level was not toxic, result of second sample coriander found nontoxic heavy metal and elements e.g. C, O, Na, Mg, S, K, Ca, Zr, Pt. Present study describe that present time sample of vegetable safe. In this Bothe sample no anyone heavy metals and toxic substance are not founding that samples.my research main aims to provided is awareness to peoples about toxic substances and heavy metals in vegetables and provided food safety.
Pages : 54-58