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TABLE 1: CONCENTRATION OF VITAMIN C IN RAW

THE EFFECT OF THE AND BOILED VEGETABLES (mg/100g).

DURATION OF BOILING ON
Time
SL SO AC SM
(min)
0 8.34 14.30 9.84 8.08
THE VITAMIN C, IRON, 5 6.05 5.99 6.10 4.08
10 5.66 5.69 4.66 3.68
ZINC, CADMIUM, AND 15 2.86 3.91 3.75 2.10
20 1.56 3.76 3.41 1.83
CHROMIUM AMOUNTS IN 25 1.14 2.11 3.21 1.18
Results are an average of three trials.
VEGETABLES
TABLE 2: THE LEVEL OF IRON (Fe) IN RAW AND
BOILED VEGETABLES (mg/100g).
*GADA, J. C. & MEHTA, T. F.
Time
SL SO AC SM
GMERS Medical College and Hospital, Sola, Ahmedabad (min)
0 2.00 2.70 2.41 3.13
5 1.73 2.51 1.53 3.64
10 1.52 2.38 1.46 2.20
15 0.91 2.26 0.74 2.10
Methodology: Solanum lycopersicum (SL), Spinacia 20 0.53 2.19 0.46 2.04
oleracea (SO), Allium cepa (AC), Solanum melongena 25 0.33 2.13 0.62 2.01
(SM). The vegetable samples were individually washed Results are an average of three trials.
manually with distilled water. Each sample was divided
into six portions and treated differently: raw, boiled for 5 TABLE 3: THE LEVEL OF ZINC (Zn) IN RAW AND
minutes, boiled for 10 minutes, boiled for 15 minutes, BOILED VEGETABLES (mg/100g).
boiled for 20 minutes, boiled for 25 minutes. The boiling
was done in a beaker on a hot plate set at 100 oC. Each Time
sample was pounded separately using mortar and pestle SL SO AC SM
(min)
and 100g of the homogenous sample extracted with 250 0 0.98 2.52 0.91 1.35
cm3 of ethanol for 48 hours in a separating funnel. 5 0.97 2.50 0.88 1.32
10 0.95 2.48 0.86 1.30
15 0.90 2.37 0.77 1.27
20 0.85 2.22 0.76 1.24
25 0.83 2.18 0.74 1.18
Results are an average of three trials.

TABLE 4: THE LEVEL OF CADMIUM (Cd) IN RAW AND


BOILED VEGETABLES (mg/100g).

Time
SL SO AC SM
(min)
0 2.35 2.63 1.85 1.19
5 2.25 2.54 1.83 1.16
10 2.12 2.38 1.82 1.15
15 2.10 2.22 1.76 1.13
20 2.16 2.05 1.71 1.14
25 2.00 1.90 1.66 1.13
Results are an average of three trials.

TABLE 5: THE LEVEL OF CHROMIUM (Cr) IN RAW


AND BOILED VEGETABLES (mg/100g).

Time
SL SO AC SM
(min)
0 1.79 1.90 1.33 1.20
5 1.77 1.88 1.30 1.18
10 1.73 1.86 1.27 1.16
15 1.68 1.84 1.25 1.13
20 1.64 1.82 1.21 1.11
25 1.55 1.78 1.17 1.08
Results are an average of three trials.