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Zn in vegetables: a review and some insights


Koe, Wei Wong and Chee, Kong Yap and Nulit, Rosimah and Omar, Hishamuddin and Aris, Ahmad Zaharin and Wan, Hee Cheng and Latif, Mohd Talib and Chee, Seng Leow (2019) Zn in vegetables: a review and some insights. Integrative Food, Nutrition and Metabolism, 6. pp. 1-7. ISSN ESSN: 2056-8339


Zn is an important element in both industrial and biological sense. The great industrial importance of Zn has made this element a potential hazard to vegetable consuming humans. In this review, the important biological role of Zn and the human Zn dietary requirement as well as its toxicity are discussed. The Zn in various commonly consumed vegetables have also been reviewed. Based on a range to previous studies, it is confirmed that human activities such as metal mining and smelting as well as the application of manure fertilizer could contribute to Zn enrichment in both cultivation soil and the vegetable tissues. Zn in vegetable tissues also been discovered to have a strong and positive correlation with some element such as K, Fe, Mn and Cd. Due to Zn’s industrial importance, it will always be a possibility of the occurrence of high Zn enrichment due to anthropogenic activities. Despite the biological importance, the constant monitoring of Zn in various food crops should not be neglected.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.15761/IFNM.1000245
Publisher: Open Access Text
Keywords: Zn; Vegetable; Zn’s industrial
Depositing User: Mr. Sazali Mohamad
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 02:59
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2020 02:59
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/82776
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