Determination of boron in hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) varieties by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry and spectrophotometry

Simsek A., Korkmaz D., Velioglu Y., Ataman O.

FOOD CHEMISTRY, cilt.83, ss.293-296, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 83 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0308-8146(03)00122-5
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.293-296


Boron content of 16 Turkish hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) cultivars were determined by using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) and Azomethine H. spectrophotometric method. The results varied between 13.8 and 22.2 mg/kg. No significant difference was observed between the results by the two methods (P > 0.05). However, the difference among boron content of hazelnut varieties was found to be significantly important (P<0.01). The highest boron content was in Mincane (20-22.2 mg/kg). Results revealed that the Turkish hazelnut is a good natural source of boron. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.