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Table 8 The iron and zinc content (mg/kg wet weight) in vegetables and fruit collected in 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 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
  1. The results are given as a mean of two parallel dissolutions.
  2. n.s. = No sample was collected.
  3. a Values with Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) between 10-