Trace Elements in Some Imported Commercial Infant Cereal Formulas on the Ghanaian Market by INAA | Abstract

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Trace Elements in Some Imported Commercial Infant Cereal Formulas on the Ghanaian Market by INAA

Author(s): Ayivor JE, Debrah S, Forson A Nuviadenu C, Buah Kwofie A, Denutsui D

A total of sixteen (16) imported baby cereals samples were collected from various markets in the Greater Accra. Selected elemental contents were determined by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA). Al, Br, Ca, Cl, K, Mg and Na were determined. The elements present in the samples were in the range of levels reported in literature. The element that presented minor concentrations is Al. Its highest concentration was 11.04 ± 0.59 ppm in BFBN_3. Br was present in four (4) of the sixteen (16) samples analysed. The average concentration of Br in all the samples was 9.89 ±0.69 ppm. Cl, Ca, Mg and Na were present in minor concentrations in most of the samples analyzed. The concentration of Cl ranged from 0.06± 0.003% to 0.36 ± 0.02 % where as Ca had concentrations ranging from 0.27± 0.02 % to 1.37 ± 0.07 % . Na and Ka ranged from 0.10 ± 0.01% to 1.03 ± 0.03 %. The results of the present investigation showed that the imported baby cereals on the Ghanaian market contain some important nutrients that appear to have a very positive effect on human health.


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