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Table 1 Mineral (Fe, Cu, Zn, Ca, Mg, K, Mn and Na) contents of popular Ghanaian foods

From: Mineral and phytate contents of some prepared popular Ghanaian foods

Foods Moisture (g/100 g) Iron (mg) Copper (µg)
Yam with kontomire stew 93.9 ± 0.2 6.6 ± 0.1 60 ± 10
Yam with garden egg stew 92.1 ± 0.2 3.6 ± 0.1 70 ± 20
Plantain with kontomire stew 93.3 ± 0.1 7.1 ± 0.1 ND
Plantain with garden egg stew 91.5 ± 0.2 4.1 ± 0.1 10 ± 10
Fufu with light soup 86.3 ± 0.1 8.1 ± 0.1 360 ± 20
Fufu with palm-nut soup 93.4 ± 0.1 6.3 ± 0.2 440 ± 20
Fufu with groundnut soup 87.1 ± 0.2 10.5 ± 0.2 500 ± 10
Konkonte with palm-nut soup 93.5 ± 0.2 14.1 ± 0.5 ND
Konkonte with groundnut soup 92.7 ± 0.3 13.2 ± 0.4 ND
Akple with okro soup 91.0 ± 0.1 5.3 ± 0.6 ND
Kooko with bread 91.4 ± 0.2 4.8 ± 0.2 ND
Kenkey with fried fish and pepper 94.3 ± 0.2 13.0 ± 0.3 ND
Jollof rice 95.1 ± 0.1 4.8 ± 0.0 ND
Plain rice and stew 95.0 ± 0.1 4.3 ± 0.0 ND
Omo tuo with palm-nut soup 91.4 ± 0.2 12.5 ± 0.3 ND
Omo tuo with groundnut soup 86.9 ± 0.1 11.1 ± 0.1 500 ± 10
Waakye with stew 95.1 ± 1.0 5.3 ± 0.1 1550 ± 310
Hausa Kooko with bread and akara 91.1 ± 0.1 15.5 ± 0.3 20 ± 2
Tuo zaafi 90.9 ± 0.2 7.7 ± 0.0 ND
Beans with fried plantain 94.5 ± 0.2 8.0 ± 0.2 90 ± 9
Foods Zinc (mg) Calcium (mg) Magnesium (mg)
Yam with kontomire stew 2.5 ± 0.1 103.6 ± 0.8 43.3 ± 0.8
Yam with garden egg stew 2.2 ± 0.1 13.5 ± 0.1 41.2 ± 0.7
Plantain with kontomire stew 2.01 ± 0.1 116.1 ± 0.9 46.4 ± 0.3
Plantain with garden egg stew 1.7 ± 0.1 26.0 ± 0.2 44.2 ± 0.2
Fufu with light soup 3.8 ± 0.1 12.2 ± 0.2 42.7 ± 0.5
Fufu with palm-nut soup 2.2 ± 0.1 27.5 ± 0.3 45.3 ± 0.4
Fufu with groundnut soup 4.2 ± 0.1 10.6 ± 0.2 44.5 ± 0.3
Konkonte with palm-nut soup 3.3 ± 0.0 146.7 ± 0.5 44.6 ± 0.2
Konkonte with groundnut soup 3.1 ± 0.1 158.2 ± 05 47.1 ± 0.1
Akple with okro soup 3.0 ± 0.1 14.5 ± 0.1 45.7 ± 0.1
Kooko with bread 1.1 ± 0.0 4.9 ± 0.0 35.8 ± 0.3
Kenkey with fried fish and pepper 2.8 ± 0.1 100.0 ± 1.0 45.3 ± 0.4
Jollof rice 3.5 ± 0.0 9.6 ± 0.1 39.0 ± 0.5
Plain rice and stew 2.8 ± 0.1 59.8 ± 0.3 41.8 ± 0.6
Omo tuo with palm-nut soup 2.7 ± 0.1 48.7 ± 0.3 45.5 ± 0.5
Omo tuo with groundnut soup 4.7 ± 0.1 9.8 ± 0.2 38.5 ± 0.3
Waakye with stew 2.9 ± 0.1 24.7 ± 0.2 46.7 ± 0.2
Hausa kooko with bread and akara 2.3 ± 0.1 9.9 ± 0.1 42.2 ± 0.2
Tuo zaafi 4.0 ± 0.1 28.7 ± 0.2 46.8 ± 0.6
Beans with fried plantain 2.9 ± 0.0 21.3 ± 0.2 46.5 ± 0.1
Foods Potassium (mg) Manganese (mg) Sodium (mg)
Yam with kontomire stew 374.0 ± 1.8 0.7 ± 0.1 443.3 ± 1.3
Yam with garden egg stew 367.7 ± 1.5 0.4 ± 0.0 423.0 ± 1.0
Plantain with kontomire stew 371.0 ± 1.8 0.8 ± 0.1 409.2 ± 1.5
Plantain with garden egg stew 364.7 ± 1.5 0.5 ± 0.0 388.8 ± 1.3
Fufu with light soup 379.8 ± 2.6 0.6 ± 0.1 360.8 ± 1.8
Fufu with palm-nut soup 351.8 ± 2.1 0.6 ± 0.0 303.8 ± 1.8
Fufu with groundnut soup 353.5 ± 1.8 0.7 ± 0.1 367.3 ± 1.8
Konkonte with palm-nut soup 340.3 ± 1.5 0.8 ± 0.1 353.3 ± 2.1
Konkonte with groundnut soup 384.7 ± 1.5 0.9 ± 0.1 409.7 ± 1.5
Akple with okro soup 330.0 ± 1.0 0.7 ± 0.1 556.7 ± 1.5
Kooko with bread 131.7 ± 1.5 0.5 ± 0.0 193.7 ± 1.5
Kenkey with fried fish andpepper 266.7 ± 1.5 0.7 ± 0.6 498.3 ± 1.5
Jollof rice 235.7 ± 1.5 0.8 ± 0.0 507.0 ± 1.0
Plain rice and stew 185.7 ± 1.5 0.8 ± 0.1 442.0 ± 1.0
Omo tuo with palm-nut soup 230.0 ± 2.0 1.0 ± 0.0 556.0 ± 1.0
Omo tuo with groundnut soup 205.0 ± 0.2 0.8 ± 0.5 511.2 ± 1.5
Waakye with stew 292.3 ± 2.1 1.1 ± 0.1 523.0 ± 1.0
Hausa kooko with bread and akara 166.7 ± 1.5 1.2 ± 0.1 236.0 ± 1.0
Tuo zaafi 376.0 ± 2.0 1.3 ± 0.2 492.0 ± 1.0
Beans with fried plantain 409.0 ± 1.0 1.1 ± 0.2 364.7 ± 1.5
  1. Means ± standard deviations
  2. ND not detected