Stefan Krustev1*, Violina Angelova1, Penka Zaprjanova1, Margarita Nankova2 and Krasimir Ivanov1
1Agricultural University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2Dobrudzha Agricultural Institute, General Toshevo, Bulgaria
*Corresponding Author: Stefan Krustev, Agricultural University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Received: July 23, 2020; Published: August 24, 2020
Selenium (Se) is an essential but highly toxic element. Its organic compounds play an important role in biochemistry and nutrition of the cells. Shortage or surplus of this element leads to the occurrence of socially significant diseases. Se concentrations in different regions of the world and its levels in different foods vary widely. Bulgaria does not appear in the World Atlas of Se, and the scarcity of data about the neighboring countries shows serious lack of Se, causing concern about human health in the region. As a result of the present study, data on the status of selenium in soils and wheat from 60 points from the main grain-producing regions of Bulgaria. The results show that there is a significant deficiency of selenium in the soil and especially in the grain of wheat, which is a major source of selenium and its entry into the human body for our geographical areas through the bread.
Keywords: Selenium; Status; Soil; Concentration; Wheat Grain
Citation: Stefan Krustev., et al. “Selenium Content in Soil and Wheat Grain in Bulgaria ". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.9 (2020): 26-31.
Copyright: © 2020 Stefan Krustev., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.