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  • 1 Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Ingenieurs de Caen (ENSICAEN), 6 Boulevard Maréchal Juin, 14050 Caen Cedex, France
  • | 2 Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab, University of Texas, Pickle Research Campus R-9000, Austin, TX 78712, USA
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Abstract  

While there is a lot of information on the elemental content of food for nutritional and pollution studies, the analysis of fruits has received little attention. We have investigated 11 commonly eaten fruits for their trace and minor element constituents by neutron activations including thermal and epithermal neutron activation analysis. Our results revealed that both blueberries and strawberries had the most of top two highest elemental concentrations followed by raspberries, oranges and mango. Bananas, grapes, plums, apples, pears, and cherries had the fewest or none of the most elevated elemental concentrations.