DETERMINATION OF THE HEAVY METALS AND PROXIMATE ANALYSIS FROM VEGETABLES IN HYDERABAD, SINDH
Keywords:Heavy Metals, Nickle, Proximate, Vegetables
Vegetables are the basic need for life and provide us macronutrients and micronutrients. Different food groups are consumed by human beings and each group has its own importance and provides nutrients in different proportions. Vegetables are considered one of the good sources of minerals and vitamins and widely consumed by humans in any age group and they are
considered as best energy supplier, being these kinds of properties and importance, they are high in cost and demand. In this study trace metals from fourteen vegetable samples were analyzed such as Co, Cr, and Ni among the vegetables are ranging from (Cobalt = 1.027-1.46µg/g), (Chromium = 0.22-1µg/g), and (Nickel = 0.2-1.8µg/g). However most of the elements were present within the recommended range. Vegetable were also analyzed for their proximate composition such as moisture, carbohydrate, crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber, and ash contents.
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