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Analysis of Trace Element & Heavy Metals in Common Spices marketed in Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Nidhi Sharda, Deepak Kumar, Sudha Srivastava
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In present study, the concentrations of heavy metals such as Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Arsenic (As), Mercury (Hg, Copper (Cu), Nickel (Ni), Chromium (Cr), Zinc (Zn) and Iron (Fe) in 8 common spices (Turmeric, Cumin, Red chili, Coriander, Ginger, Garlic, Black Pepper & Cardamom) collected from the local markets in Gurgaon, Haryana, India were determined using inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy. The concentration of Pb, Cd, As, Hg, Cu, Ni, Cr, Zn and Fe ranged from ND-5.77 mg/kg, ND-1.23 mg/kg, ND-0.17 mg/kg, ND-0.14 mg/kg, ND-61.93 mg/kg, ND-32.9 mg/kg, ND-44.2 mg/kg, ND-35.53 mg/kg and ND-1386.7 mg/kg respectively, where the concentration of Pd, Cd, As, Cu & Zn were found above the standard limit approved by FSSAI, WHO & FAO. In this study, it is revealed that most

Nidhi Sharda, Deepak Kumar, Sudha Srivastava

Heavy Metal, Spices, ICP-MS, ND (Not detected) & FSSAI (Food Safety Standard Authority of India)

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | May-June - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-06-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
116-119 IJSRSET173319   Technoscience Academy

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Nidhi Sharda, Deepak Kumar, Sudha Srivastava, "Analysis of Trace Element & Heavy Metals in Common Spices marketed in Gurgaon, Haryana, India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.116-119, May-June-2017.
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