Comparison Study of Trace and Toxic Minerals in Local and Imported Rice in Sulaimani– Iraq


  • Muhammad Faruq Wahab
  • Zana Mohammed Abdulazeez


Kurdistan, Ration Card, Trace Minerals, Atomic Absorption Spectrometry


Trace and toxic minerals level in eight varieties of (Oryza sativa L.) from Sulaimani, Iraq were determined by Atomic Absorption spectrometry. The content of trace minerals in Iraqi and Imported rice were found in the ranges:0.566 – 0.04 mg/kg for Iron, 10.29 – 0.001 mg/kg for Zinc, 0.036 – 0.007 mg/kg for Copper, 0.035 –0.001 mg/kg for Cadmium, 0.62 – 0.01 mg/kg for Lead. Results obtained are in accord with data reported by WHO/FAO.


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How to Cite

Wahab, M. F., & Abdulazeez, Z. M. (2015). Comparison Study of Trace and Toxic Minerals in Local and Imported Rice in Sulaimani– Iraq. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 3(6). Retrieved from