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Table 11 Comparison of iron and zinc levels (mg/kg) in some Ugandan foods with iron and zinc levels in similar foods from Kenya and Mali

From: Iron and zinc content of selected foods in the diet of schoolchildren in Kumi district, east of Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Food   This study* Kenyaa Malib
   Fe Zn Fe Zn Fe Zn
Cereal Sorghum 19-7000 15-18 41 16 58 21
  Millet 70-570 17-24 27 12 58 29
  Maize 30-70 3.6-7 35 18 11 -
Legumes Ground nuts 20-34 24-30 46 33 39 -
  Soy beans 70-180 34-52 64 23 61 -
  Brown beans 54-90 22-33 75 28 - -
Vegetables Irish potatoe 140-500 3.3-3.5 - - 11 -
  Amaranthus 130-340 3.2-8 - - 89 -
Fish Nile Perch 6-10 5-10 9 - 112 -
  Tilapia 3.3-9 6-8 9 - - -
Meat Beef 13-120 6-19 12 30 46 23
  Goat meat 16-120 14-20 12 29 23 40
  1. a WorldFood Dietary Assessment System 2.0 [46].
  2. b Food Composition Table for Mali [32].
  3. *Values for this study are presented with mean and range in parenthesis.