Oxalic acid HOOC-COOH (OA) is the first in the homologous series of dicarboxylic acids. It is one of the most common acids present in vegetable world1, it is one of the abundant organic compound acts as an anti-nutrient present in most vegetables in various quantities. It is found as salts of insoluble complexes with divalent cations, minerals and trace elements. Oxalates react with calcium to precipitate calcium oxalate and accumulation of oxalates in the body prevents the absorption and utilization of calcium; which in turn causes calcium imbalance, rickets and osteomalacia. In the present study oxalate content of various vegetables commonly available in local market of Syria were determined and effect of boiling on oxalate content of selected vegetable were investigated. Most of the samples analyzed were contained more than 100mg/100g on dry weigh basis. The higher value of total oxalate content was found in Parsley (1466.82 mg/100g); spinach and Cabbage contain (478.7, 191.08 mg/100g). Boiling has shown reduction in total oxalate content and least reduction was obtained in Parsely leaves (28.33%) and highest reduction was obtained from Spinach (40.00%)
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Alaa Alshikh Mohamad, Joumaa Al- Zehouri. The effect of the boiling process on the Oxalic acid content of some vegetables in the Syrian local market. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2021; 14(10):5341-4. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00931
Alaa Alshikh Mohamad, Joumaa Al- Zehouri. The effect of the boiling process on the Oxalic acid content of some vegetables in the Syrian local market. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2021; 14(10):5341-4. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00931 Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-14-10-49
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