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COMMUNICATION II: Arsenic Contents in Some Malaysian Vegetables


Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 15, Issue 2, August 1992

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The arsenic content of forty-one common Malaysian vegetables was analysed by hydride generation-inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometry. None of the samples showed level greater than 2.00 jU gg~*. The highest was found in bean sprouts (Phaseolus radiatus) (2.00 Jd g g~') find the loivest in sengkuang (Pachyrrhizus erosus) (0.20 jJ. G g~!). Boiling caused a loss of 17 to 60% arsenic in the plants

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