Evaluation of Some Pesticide Residues in Fruits import by High Performance Liquid Chromatography


  • Lamees Munef Abdul-Latef Department of Biology, College of Science, Al-Mustansiriyah University, Iraq.
  • Iyad Abdul-Muhsan Ahmed Department of Biology, College of Science, Al-Mustansiriyah University, Iraq.




Pesticide Residues, Liquid Chromatography.


Pesticide residues have been found in various fruits and vegetables.  This studycollected 24 samples and reported a method based on High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). For determination of pesticide residues used in Some fruits which were collected from different markets of Baghdad city to make) 24) samples from (peel , core, mixture) for each type of fruits markets as:  Oranges( Egypt , Africa), Pomegranate ( Egypt), Mango ( Kenya ), Pears (China),  Plum fruits ( Africa ) , Kiwi (Turkey ) .That detective of ( 5 ) different  pesticides (diazinon,  malathion, chlorpyrifos ,parathion  and cypermethrin). The results were detected of multi-residues of  pesticides on the fruit in ( peel , core , mixture ) may be in the limit of Maximum residue limits(MRL) or higher of it   . The pesticides detected that exceeding the limits are: cypermethrin  in Kiwi (peel, core and mixture)at(0.204,0.038, 0.537), in pomegranate detected in (peel and mixture) at (0.509,0.189) mg/kg , Diazinondetccted in Egyptian orange in (peel ,core and mixture) at (0.031,0.207, 0.099) mg/kg . Malathion and Parathion was not detected at any type of fruits and  that results was compared with codex of FAO/WHO(2013). That data is important to monitor residues in food and to fill gaps in current knowledge would be helpful in assessing human exposure risks from ingestion of contaminated Fruits Imported to our country .


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How to Cite

L. M. Abdul-Latef and I. A.-M. Ahmed, “Evaluation of Some Pesticide Residues in Fruits import by High Performance Liquid Chromatography”, Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science, vol. 27, no. 4, Feb. 2017.



Biological Science