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Elemental Chemistry Composition of Astrocaryum aculeatum Meyer (arecaceae) Using Edxrf Methods

Claudia Candida Silva, Lucianna Aparecida Araujo de Freitas, Joao Victor Monteiro Albuquerque and Fernando Araujo de Oliveira

The organic chemical composition of some of them has already been published, but the inorganic part is rarely cited. Arising from this interest and few studies on the chemical composition of regional plants, it is understood that this type of study should be done, because it is an extreme necessity for industrial areas which are above reported. With this in mind, this work will study the native fruit known as tucuma. It is possible to observe that the inorganic chemical composition in the fruit of Tucumã is based on 23 elements: Na, Mg, Al, Si, S, P, K, Ca, Sc, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Rb, Sr, Zr, Y, Cr, Co, Ti, V, Br, Mo. Among them, only 5 were found in all samples: Ca, K, Rb, Cu and Zn. It was possible to observe that none of the components found are harmful to both plants and humans, therefore demonstrating that it can and should continue to be part of the Amazonian diet.