Determination of Nutritious Calcium in Some Vegetables

  • Published : 1995.12.25


Vegetables contain more or less calcium. By the traditional method the total calcium in the vegetable was analyzed. A part or calcium in the vegetable is fixed as calcium oxalate and the calcium does not utilize for nutrition. In this investigation the free calcium was determined by extraction in boiling water, the combined calcium with oxalic acid was determined by extraction in 0.1 M hydrochloric aci and the other calcium combined with protein, amino acid etc. was estimated. The amount of calcium obtained from the difference between the total calcium and calcium exmtaining in calcium oxalate was estimated to be nutritious.