Virtual Conference
Food Science 2023

Shahram Sedaghathoor

Islamic Azad University, Iran

Title: Nutritional Elements Content and Some Pollutants in Temperate Fruits


Pollution of fruits to heavy metals such as lead, manganese, nickel, copper and zinc may cause harmful effects. In this study, the concentration of heavy metals and mineral elements were evaluated in pear, fig, grape, white mulberry, apple, peach, apricot, cherry, sour cherry and plum fruits. The sampling of this experiment was randomly carried out from June to September, 2021 from four orchards, two organic and two conventional orchards, neighborly. In general, in this study, 10 samples were sampled in three replications in each organic and conventional orchard. After acid digestion of fruit samples, metals and mineral elements concentrations were measured using atomic uptake and flame photometer. Organic apple had high uptake of lanthan (La), barium (Ba) and aluminum (Al) compared to other fruits. The fruits of organic fig also had a high potential for uptake of molybdenum (Mo) and magnesium (Mg) metals. Also, organic white mulberry had the most received nitrogen.


Shahram Sedaghathoor’s research includes different aspects related to horticultural science. He is currently Associate Professor of Horticultural Science at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Rasht branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran.