ABM Sharif Hossain
Background and objective: Fruits are the prime horticultural crops in all of the Arab region as well as over the world. The fruit is mostly used as fruit and source of different types of food products. Protection of the fruit from contamination, pollution and maintaining quality as environmental friendly is a significant factor in the fruit production and processing industry. Contaminated fruit is harmful for human health benefits. People consume the fruit as traditional food without knowing the health benefits and nutritional value. In addition to that many fruits nutrient and biochemical content may be contaminated by heavy metal inaugurated from smoke, emission, dust and spray pesticide. The study was carried out to investigate the heavy metal like Pb, Si Al, Ni, Ba, Ag, Sn, Cr, Ti in different fruit varieties. Materials and Methods: Nine ripen fruits were collected from 3 plants for each sample of fruit. Total of 63 ripen fruits were collected for dates, pineapple, rambutan, mango, banan, apple and grapes. Results: Lead (Pb), Al, Ba, Cr, Ti and Ni were found zero in grapes, pineapple, rambutan, apple, banana and mango except dates. However, Si was found higher in pineapple and mango than in grapes, rambutan, apple, banana and dates. Moreover, Sn was found higher in dates and mango than in apple, pineapple, rambutan and grapes. Conclusion: The results conclude that dates, mango and pineapple contain more heavy metal than grapes, rambutan, apple and banana though it is as trace amount.
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