Louis Kervran

Variations on minerals in dried fruit

Here are some results, according to L. Randoin, of a few cases of variations in oligo elements:

In the dried chestnut, iron is multiplied by 2.3 and copper by 1.08, so that Fe/Cu = 1.33 in the fresh chestnut and 2.86 in the dried – a 117% increase. These findings seem to indicate that some copper became iron.

However, for the fig we have:

Fe/Cu = 1.50/0.06 = 25 in the fresh fruit

               3.0/0.35 = 8.57 in the dried fruit

Hence Fe/Cu is 191 % higher in the fresh chestnut than in the dried. Iron only doubles, while the water content is 3.4 times less. On the other hand, copper increases 5.8 times. Thus, some iron disappeared and the amount of copper increased.

In the peach the concentration of mineral elements is five times greater; the water content is 3.58 times less. But it is not the same for the oligo elements.

The Fe/Cu ratio is:

0.40/0.05 = 8 in the fresh fruit

4.0/0.26 = 11.1 in the dried fruit

There is thus ten times more iron and five times more copper, indicating that the very noticeable variation of Fe/Cu does not derive from Cu and that iron has another origin.

taken from: Louis Kervran: Biological Transmutations, chapter 16

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