Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2013

  • Location of Planting Dependent Contamination of Fluted Pumpkin (Telfeiria Ocidentalis) Leaves with Heavy Metals

    Friday E. Uboh, Iniobong E. Okon, Emmanuel E. Edet

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2013
    Pages: 18-22
    Received: 6 July 2013
    Published: 10 August 2013
    Abstract: Fluted pumpkin (Telfeiria occidentalis) is one of the important edible vegetables in most tropical regions in Africa. Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in leafy vegetables is known to be a common occurrence, depending on where they are planted. Heavy metals accumulation in fluted pumpkin (Telfeiria ocidentalis) leaves, harvested from gardens located ... Show More