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Table 5 Composition of major foods in Uganda and per capita of protein and calories derived from the major foods in Teso compared to Uganda in 1968

From: Understanding socio-economic determinants of childhood mortality: a retrospective analysis in Uganda

Food composition of major foods in Uganda (per 100 g of edible portion)
Food Calories Protein (g) Iron (Mg)
Finger millet 346 8.7 4.0
Sorghum 354 10.2 4.1
Ground nuts 577 27.1 2.5
Cowpeas 330 22.4 5.0
Bananas 100 1.5 0.4
Cassava 350 1.8 2.0
Maize 354 9.0 2.5
Beans 330 19.5 8.0
Simsim 593 20.1 9.8
Sweet Potato 166 1.3 1.2
Per capita of protein and calories derived from the major foods
Food Protein Calories
  Teso Uganda Teso Uganda
Finger millet 53.40 8.46 2292 497
Sorghum 22.0 5.13 704 164
Ground nuts 27.20 6.03 571 126
Cowpeas 38.00 3.51 570 53
Bananas 0.30 3.24 26 324
Cassava 3.70 3.96 814 854
Maize 7.10 7.21 258 261
Beans 3.90 12.25 55 172
Simsim 3.30 1.53 99 46
Sweet Potato 4.80 2.70 365 205
Others 0 1.83 708 123
Total 163.70 55.85 6462 2825
  1. reference [20]