DETECTION OF IRON AVAILABITITY OF WHEAT FLOUR PRODUCED IN BAGHDAD CITY MILLS

DETECTION OF IRON AVAILABITITY OF WHEAT FLOUR PRODUCED IN BAGHDAD CITY MILLS

  • Khaleel M. Mahdi
Keywords: Flour, Iron, Fortification.

Abstract

In the present study, a total of 245 flour samples were collected from 49 mills on both sides of Baghdad city (Al- Karkh and Al- Resafa), during the period from 1/6 - 1/12/ 2015 to detect the prolportion of iron added to the flour samples. It is found that only 45% of mills produced flour contain the prescribed percentage of iron (30-60 ppm) while 51.9% of the mills produced flour at rate is less or much more than the prescribed percentage, while only 4.1% of the mills were not added iron to the flour.

Author Biography

Khaleel M. Mahdi

Biology Department, College of Education For Pure Science/ Ibn Al-Haitham, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.

Published
2016-09-06