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Analysis of essential elements in Pito-a cereal food drink and its brands by the single-comparator method of neutron activation analysis.

Adazabra AN, Ntiforo A, Bamford SA - Food Sci Nutr (2014)

Bottom Line: The rest were generally found in varying concentrations.As these elements are bioavailable in natural form, perhaps in combination with organic constituents, they are likely to be easily digested and assimilated by the human body.Arsenic, a toxic element, was found in insignificant amounts suggesting that it was within safe limits.

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Affiliation: Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University for Development Studies P. O. Box 24, Navrongo, Ghana ; National Nuclear Research Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission P. O. Box LG 80, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

ABSTRACT
Instrumental neutron activation analysis using the single-comparator method has been used for the multielement determination of essential elements in two main types of Pito brewed locally in Ghana. The precision and accuracy of the analytical method was validated and found to be within 10%. In all, eight different brands of Pito depending on the type of cereal crop used in brewing were analyzed for 13 different elements (Al, As, Ba, Cl, Co, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Si, and Zn). It was observed that all brands were particularly enriched in nutrient elements Cl, Mg, and K. The rest were generally found in varying concentrations. As these elements are bioavailable in natural form, perhaps in combination with organic constituents, they are likely to be easily digested and assimilated by the human body. Arsenic, a toxic element, was found in insignificant amounts suggesting that it was within safe limits.

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Mentions: It is worth noting that, the elements Cl, K, and Mg were found in all brands at the major element concentration levels. Thus, the predominant mineral elements found in all studied brands are generally in an increasing order of Mg < Cl < K as shown in Figure 1.


Analysis of essential elements in Pito-a cereal food drink and its brands by the single-comparator method of neutron activation analysis.

Adazabra AN, Ntiforo A, Bamford SA - Food Sci Nutr (2014)

A graph of predominant elements concentrations against brands of Pito.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig01: A graph of predominant elements concentrations against brands of Pito.
Mentions: It is worth noting that, the elements Cl, K, and Mg were found in all brands at the major element concentration levels. Thus, the predominant mineral elements found in all studied brands are generally in an increasing order of Mg < Cl < K as shown in Figure 1.

Bottom Line: The rest were generally found in varying concentrations.As these elements are bioavailable in natural form, perhaps in combination with organic constituents, they are likely to be easily digested and assimilated by the human body.Arsenic, a toxic element, was found in insignificant amounts suggesting that it was within safe limits.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University for Development Studies P. O. Box 24, Navrongo, Ghana ; National Nuclear Research Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission P. O. Box LG 80, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

ABSTRACT
Instrumental neutron activation analysis using the single-comparator method has been used for the multielement determination of essential elements in two main types of Pito brewed locally in Ghana. The precision and accuracy of the analytical method was validated and found to be within 10%. In all, eight different brands of Pito depending on the type of cereal crop used in brewing were analyzed for 13 different elements (Al, As, Ba, Cl, Co, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Si, and Zn). It was observed that all brands were particularly enriched in nutrient elements Cl, Mg, and K. The rest were generally found in varying concentrations. As these elements are bioavailable in natural form, perhaps in combination with organic constituents, they are likely to be easily digested and assimilated by the human body. Arsenic, a toxic element, was found in insignificant amounts suggesting that it was within safe limits.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus