ISSN 2285-5785, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5793, ISSN ONLINE 2285-5807, ISSN-L 2285-5785


Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LXIV, Issue 2
Written by Cemal KURT, Ahmet DEMIRBAS

Mineral elements are play important role in plants, animals and the human body. Micronutrient deficiencies are a vital problem and affected over 3 billion people in the World. Biofortification is one of the effective and sustainable interventions to fight micronutrient deficiency. Sesame contains an average of 50% oil and 85% of this oil consists of unsaturated fatty acids. However, despite its high oil content, sesame is mostly utilized as a whole seed in the world. Therefore, it is important to determine the mineral elements contained in sesame seeds. This study was conducted to assess for 9 mineral element content of 55 sesame genotypes from 22 countries. The N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Mn and Cu contents were varied between 20.9-38.1, 2-9.9, 3.2-9.9, 8.2-24.8, 5-8.1 g kg-1, 18.9-280.8 mg kg-1, 38.2-88.9 mg kg-1,12.5-25.7 mg kg-1 and 15.3-45.7 mg kg-1, respectively.

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