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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 7
First page : ( 3347) Last page : ( 3350)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00594.6

Determination of Iron in some kinds of infant milk available in the Syrian Market

Alimam Ghalia1,*, Soubh Lina2

1Master Student, Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria

2Professor-Assistant, Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ghaliapharmacist@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.

Abstract

Milk is a staple food for infants and children, so it should be fortified with many nutrients necessary for them. Iron is one of the most important elements to be added. In this study, iron was assayed in 16 kinds of infant formula, two extraction methods (dry ashing and deposition protein by trichloroacetic acid) and two methods of assay (colorimetric method and flam atomic absorption) were used. every two methods were compared. Iron content in samples was within the acceptable and declared limits.

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Keywords

Iron, Infant formula, Fortified milk, Food analysis, Flame atomic absorption, Spectrophotometer.

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