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Type Working Paper - Research Application Summary
Title Potential Sources of High Iron and Zinc Content in Ugandan Bean Germplasm
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
URL http://repository.ruforum.org/sites/default/files/Mukamuhirwa, F. et al..pdf
The study was conducted at National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL) at Kawanda in order to identify potential sources of high iron and zinc content, Such varieties would contribute to improved health of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) consumers, who, despite a high consumption of beans, suffer from anemia caused by micronutrient malnutrition (especially iron and zinc). One hundred and eighty seven genotypes from Uganda were screened for iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) content. The mineral analysis revealed that there was significant (P=0.001) diversity in Fe and Zn content among the Ugandan genotypes with the range of 45 to 87mg/kg of iron and 22 to 40 mg/kg of zinc. Ten Ugandan bean varieties were identified as potential sources of both high iron and zinc content.

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