Study of Selenium Compound in Favorite Korean Foodstuffs

한국 식품중의 Se 화합물의 함량에 관한 연구

  • 전세열 (원자력 연구소 생물학 연구실)
  • Published : 1973.03.28


Garlic and traditional fovarite foodstuffs of plant origin have been analyed for selenium and sulfur containing amino acid content selenium compound were assayed using a $^{77m}Se$ neutron activation analysis, cystine and methionine determination by paper and thin-layer chromatography. The results obtained indicate that the content of selenium and sulfur containing amino acid are highest in garlic. The results also show that the selenium is a more abundant in particular speies such as garlics produced in Tan Yang and Wei Sung. The effect of Korean garlic and favorite typically found in the Korean diet has also been studied. Some vegetables known to contain a relatively high level of sulfur and selenium (garlic and onion) do loss significent quantities of selenium as a result of cooking.