Beta Carotene Determination in Different Vegetables by High Performance Liquid Chromatography

  • Naseem Zahra Food and Biotechnology Research Centre, PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Ferozepur Road, Lahore-54600, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Khalid Saeed
  • Khurram Shahzad
  • Shamma Firdous
  • Ijaz Ahmad
  • Muhammad Ashraf
  • Bukhtawar Tariq
  • Rabea Yaseen

Abstract

β-carotene is an enriched source of vitamin A and is frequently present in vegetables. The
vegetables rich in β-carotene should be used on the daily menu due to their dietary importance.
The deficiency of vitamin A may cause severe health issues like premature deaths of children. So,
the present study was conducted for the evaluation of vegetables containing high amounts of
β-carotene. Six vegetables were selected from the local market of Lahore, Pakistan, and beta
carotene was analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography. It was concluded that carrot
was rich in beta carotene contents, i.e., 12950±5.0 μg/100g. The sequence of beta carotene amount
in the selected vegetables was carrot>spinach>brinjal>tomato>bitter gourd>cabbage. It is
suggested that vegetables like carrot, and spinach should be used on a daily basis for good health
maintenance.


 

Published
Jun 29, 2022
How to Cite
ZAHRA, Naseem et al. Beta Carotene Determination in Different Vegetables by High Performance Liquid Chromatography. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 23, n. 1, p. 160-167, june 2022. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/946>. Date accessed: 14 aug. 2022. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21743/pjaec/2022.01.16.