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Evaluation of the Nutrient Composition of Fruits Selected from Different Markets in Lagos, Nigeria together with Heavy Metals Contents  

O.E. Bolawa , O.J. Akintobi
Department of Biochemistry, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
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Plant Gene and Trait, 2019, Vol. 10, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/pgt.2019.10.0001
Received: 26 Aug., 2019    Accepted: 23 Oct., 2019    Published: 09 Dec., 2019
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Bolawa O.E., and Akintobi O.J., 2019, Evaluation of the nutrient composition of fruits selected from different markets in lagos, Nigeria together with heavy metals contents, Plant Gene and Trait, 10(1): 1-6 (doi: 10.5376/pgt.2019.10.0001)


Fruits are a form of staple food for humans obtained naturally. They contain various quantities of essential nutrients in the right proportion. Intake of fruits in the diet is usually a very heathy lifestyle as fruits prevents disease and keeps us healthy. Ingestion of trace amount of heavy metals through fruits leads to bioaccumulation producing serious health hazards. The aim of the study is to investigate the amount of heavy metals in fruits obtained from different markets in Lagos, Nigeria.

Fruits; Lead; Cadmium; Chromium; Zinc; Nickel
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