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COMPOSITION OF MINERALS AND TRACE ELEMENTS CONTENTS OF RAW UNCLEAN AND RAW CLEAN EDIBLE BIRDNEST (EBN) ANALYZED USING ICP-MS

Edible bird’s nest (EBN) as the most expensive animal product in the world has been reported to contain essential amino acids, sialic acid and minerals beneficialto human health (Kathan and Weeks, 1969; Marcone, 2005; Norhayati et. al., 2010). In tracing the geographical origin of food, the evaluation of trace elementcontent has been selected as a one of the most relevant method to investigate geographical origin due to the well-known fact that the content of selectedminerals and trace elements in foods clearly reflects the soil type and the environmental growing conditions (Gonzalvez et.al., 2009). In the case of edible bird’snest, the contents of minerals and trace elements might be closely related to the surroundings where the nest was found and the insects eaten by the swiflets. Asa premium quality medicinal food product, the authentication of EBN are important to preserve the quality of EBN as the industry brings in millions of profit tothe country annually due to exportation of high quality EBN especially the ones collected naturally in the cave of rural area of Malaysia. By having a specificmethod to trace the origin of EBN, it will prevent false claim on the origin country of EBN and hence preserve Malaysia as one of the exporter of premium highquality EBN. Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a widely known instrument in quantitative analysis of minerals and trace elements invarious kinds of samples with relatively high sensitivity and very low limit of quantification (LOQ). Having the capability of multi-element and isotopic analysis,ICP-MS is a very applicable and powerful analytical tool to be used in this study. The aim of this study is to analyze EBN using ICP-MS to investigate the presence ofminerals, trace elements and the possibility of elemental marker in EBN.

NORAKMAR, I., ROOSNOOR, F.H., IZWAN, I., ERNAH, G., NOR AZLINA, J., AND FARIDAH, I.

1Veterinary Public Health Laboratory, Jalan Nilai-Banting, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, 43900, Sepang, Selangor

Corresponding Author : norakmar@dvs.gov.my, akmar_nora@yahoo.com

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Norakmar, I., Roosnoor, F.H., Izwan, I., Ernah, G., Nor Azlina, J., And Faridah, I. (2013). Composition Of Minerals And Trace Elements Contents Of Raw Unclean And Raw Clean Edible Birdnest (EBN) Analyzed Using ICP-MS. In Proceeding of The 25th Veterinary Association Congress. Johor. Pp 79.


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