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Iron absorption from african pearl millet and rice meals

Authors
Journal
Nutrition Research
0271-5317
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0271-5317(05)80616-5
Keywords
  • Iron Absorption
  • Bioavailability
  • Pearl Millet
  • Rice
  • West Africa
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

Abstract Iron absorption was measured from three West African meals in fourteen subjects, using the extrinsic tag method. The staple foods consisted of local pearl millet ( Pennisetum typhoides) or imported broken rice. The meals were contaminated by iron from soil residues and/or by dust and up to 60% of the nonheme iron did not exchange with the added inorganic radiotracer. Nonheme iron absorption was very low particularly with the pearl millet based meals. The iron absorption was 4.8% for the pearl millet “couscous” meal, 1.2% for the pearl millet gruel meal and 10.4% for rice and fish meal. The quantity of total iron absorbed was 326 μg, 69 μg and 279 μg, respectively. The corresponding bioavailable iron density was 28, 5 and 22 μg/100 Kcal. The results suggest that iron absorption from West African meals is insufficient to cover the physiological requirements of iron of large part of the population.

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