Determination of Pesticide Residue Present in Cumin Plant (Nigella orientalis L.) with LC-MS/MS and GC-MS

Nilda Ersoy1,*, Sevinc Sener1, Ayse Yalcin Elidemir2, Ebru Evcil3 and Ergun Dogen3

1Organic Culture Program, Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Akdeniz University, Antalya 07058, Turkey

2Vocational Schools of Finike, Akdeniz University, Antalya 07058, Turkey

3Izmir Food Control Laboratory Directorate, Turkey

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In this study, pesticide residues were investigated in black cumin (Nigella orientalis L.) seeds which grown in Turkey. GC-MS and LC-MS/MS analytical instruments are used in high precision, when determining residue limits. A total of 100 pesticide active ingredients in LC-MS/MS devices have been performed in Nigella orientalis L. seeds samples. In this plant, 103 pesticide active ingredients were analyzed in GC-MS. This study conducted in 2012 and 2013. Samples residues were not found in detectable levels for 2 years.


Pesticide, Residue, Black cumin.

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