Determination of selenium in different wheat varities
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Author: Stefan Krustev, Violina Angelova, Krasimir Ivanov
In the World Atlas of selenium information about Bulgaria is not listed, and the scarce data on neighboring countries indicate a serious shortage of Se, which raises concerns for human health in the region. The purpose of this work is to determine the selenium content in the main wheat varieties grown in Bulgaria as follows: Victory, Diamond, Iveta, Farmer, Breakthrough, Sadovo 772 and to draw conclusions about the state of the problem. The survey results show low levels of selenium in all tested varieties from different regions of Bulgaria, which is directly linked to issues of health and quality of life of the population. The recommended daily intake of selenium for humans is from 60 to 200 μg/day.