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Germanium Content of Germanium Enriched Wheat Sprout Author: Hung-Cheh Chiang, Yee-Pong Lo


Wheat sprout is a popular healthy food. The synthetic organogermanium compound, Ge-132 (carboxygermanium sesquioxide), is used as healthy food and is applaed for , curing chronic disease. In order to increase the amount of natural organogermanium in. wheat sprout. Inorgaic germanium dioxide is fed to the wheat during its planting. The content of germanium in wheat sprout is then determind by the improved Phenyfluorone colorimetric method. Also the effect of germanium dioxide to growth is compared. Mass production of wheat sprout is also tried for the isolation and structure determination of organogermanium in wheat sprout hereafter.

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