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Title: Trace elements and radionuclides in palm oil, soil, water, and leaves from oil palm plantations: A review
Authors: Olafisoye, Oladunni B 
Oguntibeju, Oluwafemi Omoniyi 
Osibote, OA 
Keywords: Oil palm;Trace elements;Radionuclides;Antioxidants;Toxicity
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 
Abstract: Oil palm (Elaeisguineensis) is one of the most productive oil producing plant in the world. Crude palm oil is composed of triglycerides supplying the world's need of edible oils and fats. Palm oil also provides essential elements and antioxidants that are potential mediators of cellular functions. Experimental studies have demonstrated the toxicity of the accumulation of significant amounts of nonessential trace elements and radionuclides in palm oil that affects the health of consumers. It has been reported that uptake of trace elements and radionuclides from the oil palm tree may be from water and soil on the palm plantations. In the present review, an attempt was made to revise and access knowledge on the presence of some selected trace elements and radionuclides in palm oil, soil, water, and leaves from oil palm plantations based on the available facts and data. Existing reports show that the presence of nonessential trace elements and radionuclides in palm oil may be from natural or anthropogenic sources in the environment. However, the available literature is limited and further research need to be channeled to the investigation of trace elements and radionuclides in soil, water, leaves, and palm oil from oil palm plantations around the globe.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11189/6606
ISSN: 1040-8398
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2014.886032
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