ELEMTNTAL COMPOSITION OF SEEDS OF APIACEAE
chemistry of plant raw material
The aim of the research is to study the quantitative content of macro- and micronutrients in the seeds of the Celery family. In the work using the method of X-ray fluorescence analysis, the elemental composition of the seeds of celery crops - carrots, parsley, celery, coriander and parsnip was studied. Individual profiles were compiled (series on the accumulation of macro- and microelements) and their similarity was noted for most elements, which indicates a common metabolic process in plants
... related species. Of the macrocells in the seeds of the studied species, Ca and K, as well as P, Mg, S, accumulate in the maximum amount, and of the trace elements Fe, Zn, Mn. Differences in the accumulation of elements in different cultures depended on the type of macro- or microelement. The types of accumulation of Ca, P, K, Zn, Pb, Ni, Zr are relatively weak in types, and the concentrations of Si, Na, Al, Br, Ti Sr, and Fe are most variable in cultures. Significant accumulation of Si in parsnip seeds was noted which is not typical for other studied species. In general, parsnip seeds have the richest set of macro- and microelements in comparison with other celery crops. The seed samples analyzed had a wide variety in the mineral composition. Numerous variations among species belonging to the same family are probably due to individual genetic structure, as well as different growing conditions.