Table 5

The iron and zinc content (mg/kg wet weight) of cereal samples collected in the respective counties

Sample

Scientific

name

Iron

(mg/kg)

Zinc

(mg/kg)


Kumi

Ngora

Bukedea

Kumi

Ngora

Bukedea


Cassava flour

Manihot esculenta Crantz

80

n.s.

*

6

n.s.

5

Sorghum flour

Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench.

600

7000a, b

90

15

18

16

Millet flour

Eleusine coracana Gaertn.

570a, b

*

70

24

17

20

Maize flour

Zea mays L.

30

53

70

4.2

3.6

7

Wheat flour

Triticum aestivum L.

13

n.s.

n.s.

8

n.s.

n.s.

Rice

Oryza sativa L.

9

9

3.5

14

14

14

Sesame seeds

Sesamum orientale L.

500c

n.s.

n.s.

44

n.s.

n.s.


The results are given as a mean of two parallel dissolutions.

a Mean value of four parallel dissolutions.

b Values with Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) between 10% and 20%

c Values with Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) between 20% and 30%

*The sample is rejected because of unacceptable variation.

n.s. = No sample was collected.

Tidemann-Andersen et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:81   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-81

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