Table 8

The iron and zinc content (mg/kg wet weight) in vegetables and fruit collected in respective counties

Sample

Species

Scientific name

Iron

(mg/kg)

Zinc

(mg/kg)


Kumi

Ngora

Bukedea

Kumi

Ngora

Bukedea


Bulky

Onion

Allium cepa L.

6

35

36

1.9

1.1

3.7

Garlic

Allium sativum L.

6.5

12

12

9

7

7.3

Eggplant

Solatum Melonga L

8

5.4a

n.s.

2.3

1.1

n.s.

Leafy

Amaranthus, purple

Amaranthus cruentus L

150

340

n.s.

8

4

n.s.

Amaranthus, green

Amaranthus hybridus L

130a

180

n.s.

7

3.2

n.s.

Eboo

Vigna anguiculata Crantz

32

80

160

5

5

7

Echadoi

Cleome gynandra L

160

100

n.s.

6.3

6

n.s.

Alilot

Hibiscus esculentus L

140

320

n.s.

6

5.3

n.s.

Emoros

Cyphostemma adenocaule

140

n.s.

n.s.

3.4

n.s.

n.s.

Fruit

Tamarines

Tamarindus indica L

n.s.

n.s.

56

n.s.

n.s.

11


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

n.s. = No sample was collected.

a Values with Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) between 10-

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