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The Ash and Iron Content of Common Vegetable Grown in Latur District, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Azad College Ausa, MS, INDIA
  • 2 Rajarshi Shahu College, Latur, MS, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (4), Pages 60-63, April,2 (2012)


The total ash and iron content of common vegetable grown seasonally in Latur district was determined by dry ash and potassium dichromate titration method. The results of analysis of vegetable DaucusCarots L (carrot) show 1.027% ash and 1.841 mg /1oogm of iron. The analysis data of LycopersiconEsculentaum (Tomato) show 0.508% ash and 0.455 mg/ 100g of iron. The ash contents of both vegetables DaucusCarota (carrot) and LycopersicomEsculentum (Tomato) are found to be same as that of literature values. The iron content of DaucusCarota (carrot) is found to be slightly lower and that of lycopersicomEsculentum (Tomato) is found to be slightly higher as compared to that of literature values.


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