Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computational Chemistry


Atomic absorption spectrometry and flame photometry for determination of minerals elements in fresh pomegranate fruit juice

Author(s): Mahmood Salmana, El-Sayed S. Abdel-Hameed, Salih A. Bazaid and Musbah G. Al-Shamrani

Pomegranate is an excellent source of many nutrients able to contribute to a healthy diet. Taif is the first leading Pomegranate producers in Saudi Arabia. To our knowledge, there has been no research on the Taif Pomegranate fruit juices. this study, for determination of minerals elements (sodium , potassium, copper, lead and iron) was carried out for four different pomegranates origins commercially available in Taif province, KSA such as (Abha, Egyptian, Yamani 1, Yamani 2) using Atomic absorption spectrometry and flame photometry. The results showed that the concentrations of sodium and potassium were (0.3-0.36 mg/100 gm.) and (50-95 mg/100 gm.) respectively. Lead and iron were not detected whereas copper was 0.1ug/100 gm. In conclusion, the authors recommend these methods for analysis of minerals concerning the food and human health safety.