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Trace element intake and dietary status of nuts consumed in Pakistan: study using INAA

Abstract

Five nuts, namely almond, cashew nuts, peanuts, pine nuts and pistachio, commonly consumed in Pakistan, were analyzed for their inorganic element contents. Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) methodology, using different irradiation, cooling and counting protocols, was adopted to determine Al, Br, Ca, Cl, Co, Cs, Eu, Fe, Hg, K, La, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Rb, Sc, Se, Sr and Zn. The investigated nuts were found to contain substantial amounts of Ca, Cl, Fe, Mg, K, Na and Zn. Dietary intake of the essential inorganic elements present in these nuts, as compared to the recommended dietary allowance, has also been calculated. This has further substantiated the nutrient role of nuts in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, as in addition to their established efficacy in improving the lipid profile, they are a rich source of cardioprotective trace elements such as magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium. Toxic elements were present in very low concentrations in nuts. (orig.)
Authors:
Waheed, S; Siddique, N; Rahman, A [1] 
  1. Pakistan Inst. of Nuclear Science and Technology, Islamabad (Pakistan). Nuclear Chemistry Div.
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2007
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Radiochimica Acta; Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 4
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; NUTS; DIET; PAKISTAN; NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; TRACE AMOUNTS; INTAKE; METALS; QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
OSTI ID:
20878778
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0033-8230; RAACAP; TRN: DE07F5896
Submitting Site:
DEN
Size:
page(s) 239-244
Announcement Date:
Jun 07, 2007

Citation Formats

Waheed, S, Siddique, N, and Rahman, A. Trace element intake and dietary status of nuts consumed in Pakistan: study using INAA. Germany: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1524/ract.2007.95.4.239.
Waheed, S, Siddique, N, & Rahman, A. Trace element intake and dietary status of nuts consumed in Pakistan: study using INAA. Germany. doi:10.1524/ract.2007.95.4.239.
Waheed, S, Siddique, N, and Rahman, A. 2007. "Trace element intake and dietary status of nuts consumed in Pakistan: study using INAA." Germany. doi:10.1524/ract.2007.95.4.239. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1524/ract.2007.95.4.239.
@misc{etde_20878778,
title = {Trace element intake and dietary status of nuts consumed in Pakistan: study using INAA}
author = {Waheed, S, Siddique, N, and Rahman, A}
abstractNote = {Five nuts, namely almond, cashew nuts, peanuts, pine nuts and pistachio, commonly consumed in Pakistan, were analyzed for their inorganic element contents. Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) methodology, using different irradiation, cooling and counting protocols, was adopted to determine Al, Br, Ca, Cl, Co, Cs, Eu, Fe, Hg, K, La, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Rb, Sc, Se, Sr and Zn. The investigated nuts were found to contain substantial amounts of Ca, Cl, Fe, Mg, K, Na and Zn. Dietary intake of the essential inorganic elements present in these nuts, as compared to the recommended dietary allowance, has also been calculated. This has further substantiated the nutrient role of nuts in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, as in addition to their established efficacy in improving the lipid profile, they are a rich source of cardioprotective trace elements such as magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium. Toxic elements were present in very low concentrations in nuts. (orig.)}
doi = {10.1524/ract.2007.95.4.239}
journal = {Radiochimica Acta}
issue = {4}
volume = {95}
place = {Germany}
year = {2007}
month = {Jul}
}