Evaluation of Eleven Macro and Micro Elements Present in Various Hybrids of Millet (Pennisetum glaucum, or P. Americanum)

  • Ghulam Qadir Shar Department of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Pakistan
  • Liaquat Ali Shar Department of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Pakistan
  • Pirbho Mal Makhija Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medical College, Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Shamroz Bano Sahito

Abstract

Maize and Millet Research Institute (MMRI) situated in Yousuf wala, District Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan was selected to grow nine different hybrids/cultivars of millet for study to comprehend the variable concentration of macro, micro and trace and toxic elements in their grains. Wet digestion method was used for the preparation of samples and flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer for analysis of eleven major and minor elements. High values of macro-elements i.e. sodium and potassium was found in ICMP-451 and magnesium in ICMP-53506. The high value of essential micro-elements i.e.zinc (50mg/kg), manganese (8mg/kg), and copper (8mg/kg) was calculated in ICMP-53506, Bullo-94-1, and ICMP-83720 respectively. In case of trace and toxic micro-elements, high concentration of nickel, cobalt, chromium and cadmium was found in O.B.V, Bullo-7704, ICMP-83401, and ICMP-83720 in the edible part of millet plants (grains) cultivars respectively.

Published
Jun 1, 2012
How to Cite
SHAR, Ghulam Qadir et al. Evaluation of Eleven Macro and Micro Elements Present in Various Hybrids of Millet (Pennisetum glaucum, or P. Americanum). Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 1, p. 7, june 2012. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/196>. Date accessed: 18 oct. 2017.