TABLE 2.

Average ash and nutrient-cation content of snapbeans and tomatoes and highest and lowest individual values for these and three other vegetables.
State Snapbeans Total cations Tomatoes Total cations
Ash Ca Mg K Na Ash Ca Mg K Na
Georgia 6.50 14.5 38.3 51.7 1.3 105.8 7.78 6.0 32.9 85.7 3.0 127.6
S. Carolina 6.26 23.0 32.9 44.8 2.2 102.9 8.20 7.5 30.4 85.7 3.5 127.1
Virginia 5.98 17.0 25.5 50.9 1.7 95.1 8.44 7.0 33.7 97.2 2.2 140.1
Maryland 6.49 20.5 36.2 56.0 0.8 113.5 7.00 14.0 14.8 88.2 0.4 117.4
New Jersey 6.62 24.0 43.6 48.8 3.9 120.3 8.14 13.0 21.4 83.1 2.2 119.7
New York 6.34 25.5 39.5 64.5 3.0 132.5 8.95 14.5 17.3 107.4 1.3 140.5
Ohio 8.53 30.5 45.2 71.1 1.7 149.0 9.10 13.5 26.3 101.8 1.3 142.6
Indiana 6.59 30.5 46.0 67.5 1.3 145.3 9.18 15.0 28.0 101.8 2.2 147.0
Illinois 7.73 26.5 43.6 70.6 1.3 142.0 8.59 13.8 28.0 96.0 1.3 139.1
Colorado 7.68 29.0 48.5 56.5 0.4 134.4 11.54 15.0 33.7 111.0 0.8 160.5
  Snapbeans   Tomatoes  
Highest 10.45 40.5 60.0 99.7 8.6 14.20 23.0 59.2 148.3 6.5
Lowest 4.04 15.5 14.8 29.1 0.0 6.07 4.5 4.5 58.8 0.0
  Cabbage   Spinach  
Highest 10.38 66.0 43.6 148.3 20.4 28.56 96.0 203.9 257.0 69.5
Lowest 6.12 17.5 15.6 53.7 0.8 12.38 47.5 46.9 84.6 0.8
  Lettuce      
Highest 24.28 71.0 49.3 176.5 12.2
Lowest 7.01 16.0 13.1 53.7 0.0
*No two of these extreme values are for the same sample. Thus, for snapbeans the highest Ca, Mg, K, and Na values were found in Colorado, Colorado, Indiana, and New York, respectively.

  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences