Calcium and Iron Levels in Some Fruits and Vegetables Commonly Consumed in Kano Metropolis, Nigeria

  • MD Sa’eed
  • MR Abdullahi
Keywords: Calcium, Iron, Fruits, Vegetables, Dry weight matter


Four different fruits and vegetables (i.e. Apple, Egg Plant, Pineapple, Watermelon, Cabbage, Pepper, Spinach, and Tomato) in each case were analysed for their Calcium and iron levels using spectrophotometric method of analysis; From the results, it was found that the concentration of Calcium was highest in spinach (14.30 mgdm-3), while iron concentration was highest in eggplant (2.00mgdm-3).The moisture contents of the samples analysed revealed that watermelon had the highest mean moisture content of 93.9% and spinach had the least moisture content of 65.8 %.

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