Determination of trace metal content of various herbal and fruit teas produced and marketed in Turkey

çolak h., Soylak M., TÜRKOĞLU O.

TRACE ELEMENTS AND ELECTROLYTES, vol.22, no.3, pp.192-195, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.192-195
  • Keywords: trace metals, healthy life, determination, atomic absorption spectometry, herbal and fruit teas, MULTIELEMENT ANALYSIS, ATOMIC-ABSORPTION, BEVERAGES, ELEMENTS
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Manganese, iron, zinc, copper and nickel contents of herbal and fruit tea samples produced and marketed in Turkey, were determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The samples were digested in the mixture of HCl/HNO3. The concentration range of Mn, Fe, Zn, Cu and Ni was found to be 67.5 - 1,610.0 mu g/g, 23.0 - 1,028.5 mu g/g, 3.3 - 32.5 mu g/g, 5.5 - 31.5 mu g/g and 11.3 - 37.0 mu g/g, respectively. The levels of Cr, Cd, Pb and Co in the samples were below the detection limits of FAAS.