SNEZANA MITIC, BRANKA STOJANOVIC, SNEZANA TOSIC, ALEKSANDRA PAVLOVIC, DANIJELA KOSTIC, MILAN MITIC COMPARATIVE STUDY ON MINERALS IN PEEL AND PULP OF PEACH (PRUNUS PERSICA L.) FRUIT
In this study, variations of minerals contents between peel and pulp parts of six different peach varieties originated from Serbia were investigated by using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrophotometry and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) with Tukey’s post-hoc test. The content of fifteen elements was determined and content of K was highest among macroelements and Fe among microelements in both parts of the peach fruit. Also, peach peel had higher levels of all minerals with the exception of K. Greater differences between the peel and the pulp and the same parts of different types of peaches are observed in the case of macroelements than the microelements. Hg and Cd are not detected while the contents of Pb and As are below prescribed values.