Nitrate accumulation in spinach

Eveliene Geertruda Steingröver


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    Leafy vegetables, like spinach, may contain high concentrations of nitrate. In the Netherlands, about 75% of mean daily intake of nitrate orginates from the consumption of vegatables. Hazards to human health are associated with the reduction of nitrate to nitrite. Acute nitrite poisoning causes methemoglobinemia: nitrite binds to haemoglobin and reduces teh O2 transport. Chronic nitrite poisonig may be caused by carcinogens, wich are formed from nitrite and secundary N-compounds. ... Zie: Summary
    Originele taal-2English
    KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
    • Kuiper, Pieter, Supervisor
    Datum van toekenning6-jun.-1986
    StatusPublished - 6-jun.-1986

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