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Table 5 The iron and zinc content (mg/kg wet weight) of cereal samples collected in the respective counties

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

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.
  1. The results are given as a mean of two parallel dissolutions.
  2. a Mean value of four parallel dissolutions.
  3. b Values with Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) between 10% and 20%
  4. c Values with Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) between 20% and 30%
  5. *The sample is rejected because of unacceptable variation.
  6. n.s. = No sample was collected.