Some Essential Element Concentrations of Turkish Rosehip Teas
Tea is the most consumed beverage after the water all over the world. Most of the people drink this beverage as a habit which is very common in Turkey. Many researchers have concluded that this beverage has numerous health benefits. However, some trace elements such as chromium, arsenic, cadmium, lead are harmful for the human health due to toxic properties. Tea is investigated for lots of properties such as antioxidant, polyphenols, theanine, tannin, essential, non-essential and toxic content. It has many types of essential elements. Calcium, iron and selenium are some examples of these elements which have very important role for the human metabolism. In this study calcium, iron and selenium contents after the hot water brewing of herb tea namely rosehip tea were determined by Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES). From the results, calcium, iron and selenium concentrations are found as 620.7, 4.585 and 0.421 ppm in rosehip tea, respectively.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2013
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