International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2533

Full Length Research Paper

Mineral and heavy metal by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer in traditional Turkish yogurts

Zekai Tarakçı1 and BeÅŸir DaÄŸ2*    
1Food Engineering, Agricultural Faculty, Ordu University, Ordu, Turkey. 2Chemical Department, Sciences-Literature Faculty, Batman University, Batman, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 March 2013
  •  Published: 23 May 2013


Yogurt, a traditional Turkish dairy product is common in all region of Turkey. The different heavy metals were determined in commercial yogurts by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP–OES). Concentrations of calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), sodium (Na), magnesium (Mg), aluminum (Al), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), boron (B), molybdenum (Mo), cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni) and lead (Pb) were measured by ICP–OES; Varian Vista-Pro, Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia. Traditional Ordu yogurts generally have means of 1126.0 mg/kg Ca, 983.1 mg/kg P, 585.3 mg/kg Na, 112.4 mg/kg Mg, 1.73 mg/kg Fe, 0.71 mg/kg Cu, 4.51 mg/kg Zn, 0.0027 mg/kg Co, 0.017 mg/kg Cr, 18.11 mg/kg Al, 0.69 mg/kg B, 0.86 mg/kg Mn, 0.41 mg/kg Mo, 0.05 mg/kg Ni, 0.055 mg/kg Pb and 0.002 mg/kg Cd.


Key words: Yogurt, minerals, heavy metal, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP–OES).