Do consumption of Kargi Tulum cheese meet daily requirements for minerals and trace elements?

Kirdar S. S., Köse Ş., Gun I., Ocak E., Kursun O.

MLJEKARSTVO, vol.65, no.3, pp.203-209, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.15567/mljekarstvo.2015.0307
  • Journal Name: MLJEKARSTVO
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-209
  • Keywords: minerals, trace metals, ICP-OES, Kargi Tulum Cheese, ripening, BASIC NUTRIENTS, METAL LEVELS, FRESH
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The mineral and trace elements of Kargi Tulum cheese are investigated during the ripening period of 90 days. Calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc and iron quantities were determined by simultaneous inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). The effect of maturation time on the sodium, phosphor and potassium content of cheese samples has been found to be statistically significant (p <0.05). Magnesium and calcium levels during ripening period showed significant statistical difference (p <0.01). Copper values of cheese samples demonstrated an increase throughout 90-day maturation time. The effect of maturation time on manganese and zinc value has been found to be statistically significant (p<0.05). According to obtained data, by consuming 100 g Kargi Tulum cheese in daily period, an adult can provide a remarkable portion of his/her minerals needs.