Essential Mineral Elements Profile of 22 Accessions of Okra (Abelmoschus spp (L.)) From Eight Regions of Ghana

J. K. Ahiakpa, E. K. Quartey, G. Amenorpe, G. Y. P. Klu, W. S. K. Agbemavor, H. M. Amoatey


Five (5) essential macro, three (3) micro and two (2) trace mineral elements were determined in fresh fruits of twenty-two (22) accessions of okra using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA). These were correlated to assess the level of associations existing between these elements. Concentrations of these elements were juxtaposed with their recommended daily dietary intake (RDI) in the individual accessions of okra and their variability with other traits examined for future improvement works towards breeding for high or low micro nutrient containing variety (ies).

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