Determination of Selected Essential and Trace Elements in Traditional Vegetables in Middle Euphrates, Iraq


In this research, some essential and trace elements such as, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, and Lead in ppm unites in some Iraq's vegetables determined to investigate the causes of pollution. Sodium level increases in the silty Loam soil while the potassium increases in the sandy soil. Lettuce has the highest manganese concentration and radish has the highest zinc level. Calcium is absent in several vegetables while lead concentration in vegetables was increased. Also, darker green vegetables are richer in magnesium.