Home About Browse Search
Svenska


Mineral composition of organically grown wheat genotypes: Contribution to daily minerals intake

Hussain, Abrar and Larsson, Hans and Kuktaite, Ramune and Johansson, Eva (2010). Mineral composition of organically grown wheat genotypes: Contribution to daily minerals intake. International journal of environmental research and public health. 7:9, 3442-3456
[Journal article]

[img]
Preview
PDF
309kB

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7093442

Abstract

In this study, 321 winter and spring wheat genotypes were analysed for twelve nutritionally important minerals (B, Cu, Fe, Se, Mg, Zn, Ca, Mn, Mo, P, S and K). Some of the genotypes used were from multiple locations and years, resulting in a total number of 493 samples. Investigated genotypes were divided into six genotype groups i.e., selections, old landraces, primitive wheat, spelt, old cultivars and cultivars. For some of the investigated minerals higher concentrations were observed in selections, primitive wheat, and old cultivars as compared to more modern wheat material, e.g., cultivars and spelt wheat. Location was found to have a significant effect on mineral concentration for all genotype groups, although for primitive wheat, genotype had a higher impact than location. Spring wheat was observed to have significantly higher values for B, Cu, Fe, Zn, Ca, S and K as compared to winter wheat. Higher levels of several minerals were observed in the present study, as compared to previous studies carried out in inorganic systems, indicating that organic conditions with suitable genotypes may enhance mineral concentration in wheat grain. This study also showed that a very high mineral concentration, close to daily requirements, can be produced by growing specific primitive wheat genotypes in an organic farming system. Thus, by selecting genotypes for further breeding, nutritional value of the wheat flour for human consumption can be improved.

Authors/Creators:Hussain, Abrar and Larsson, Hans and Kuktaite, Ramune and Johansson, Eva
Title:Mineral composition of organically grown wheat genotypes: Contribution to daily minerals intake
Series/Journal:International journal of environmental research and public health (10382270)
Year of publishing :2010
Volume:7
Number:9
Page range:3442-3456
Publisher:MDPI: Molecular Diversity Preservation International
Language:English
Additional Information:All articles published by MDPI are made available under an open access license worldwide immediately.
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production
Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Product science > Food science
Obsolete subject words > NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology > Cell and molecular biology > Genetics
Keywords:spring and winter wheat, organic genotypes, minerals, locations, concentrations, food requirements
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-4-377
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-4-377
ID Code:5669
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Agrosystems (until 121231)
Deposited By: Jenny Casey Eriksson
Deposited On:08 Feb 2011 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:42

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Downloads

Downloads per year (since September 2012)

View more statistics

Downloads
Hits