CHERRY BIODIVERSITY OF CAMPANIA REGION (ITALY): CONTENTS OF ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

Stefania Papa, Giovanni Bartoli, Maria Schiavone, Antonietta Fioretto

Abstract


The contents of some nutrients [Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Magnesium (Mg), Iron(Fe), Calcium(Ca), Selenium(Se), Zinc(Zn) and Sodium(Na)]  and trace metals [Vanadium (V), Nickel (Ni), Chromium (Cr), Lead (Pb), Copper (Cu), Aluminum (Al) and Cadmium (Cd)] were determined in 30 cherry accessions from a farm for collections of Campania Region. Data have highlighted a high nutrient contents in the local accessions and often higher than commercial ones. In particular, it was observed that the Bologna accession showed higher contents of P, Mg, K and Se, and also high concentrations of Ca, Na, Zn, Fe. Moreover, they are of a good quality because the concentrations of trace metals, commonly found as pollutants in the environments, did not exceed, where provided, the law limits imposed.


Keywords


cherry biodiversity; Campania Region; nutrient contents; trace elements

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2281-4485/3735

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