Chemical Composition, Nutritional and Toxicological Evaluation of Peanut (Arachis hypogea) Grown in Fly Ash Amended Soils


  • Food Chemistry Division, India
  • ood and Drug Toxicology Research Centre, India
  • National Institute of Nutrition, Pathology Division, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India


The purpose of the present study was to evaluate nutritional and toxicological aspects of peanut grown in fly ash amended soils. Peanut was grown on soils with fly ash (80t ha-1) and without fly ash at two different geographical locations of India. One kilogram each of 36 samples randomly collected from three replicates of grown peanut with and without fly ash was subjected to various analytical techniques to determine the nutrient composition, mineral and heavy metal content. Moisture, protein, ash content of the peanut samples showed no difference between fly ash treated and controls. Further, the peanut grown on soils with fly ash treated was incorporated in the diet at 90% level and was fed to Wistar/NIN rats for 26 weeks for carrying out protein and toxicological evaluation. Results indicated that there were no adverse effects on hematological, biochemical, histopathological parameters when peanut was fed to rats.


Fly Ash, Peanut, Protein and Toxicological Evaluation, Minerals, Trace Elements, Heavy Metals.

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Agriculture Sciences

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