Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
Blue
   
Curve Top
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 367-372
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2009.367.372
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

Iron Bioavailability of Rats Fed Liver, Lentil, Spinach and their Mixtures

Abdullah Y. Rewashdeh, Jafar M. El-Qudah, Hanee Al-Dmoor, Maisa M. Al-Qudah, Amer M. Mamkagh, Khaled A. Tarawneh, Azmi D. Hawari, Basem F. Dababneh, Alaa A. Al-Bakheit and Moawya A. Haddad

Abstract:
To study the effects of dietary iron source (basal diet-FeSO4.7H2O, liver, lentil, spinach, liver + lentil, liver+spinach and lentil+spinach) on iron bioavailability, fifty-six Albino Sprague Dawley derived male 21 days old rats were fed on iron-deficient diet (7.8 mg Fe kg-1 diet) and the mentioned seven iron containing diets (40 mg Fe kg-1 diet) for 10 days. Rats fed liver diet showed higher iron apparent absorption (52.1%), hemoglobin (Hb) gain (0.94 g/100 mL), Hb-iron gain (1.2 mg), Hb-regeneration efficiency (HRE%) (50.8%), relative efficiency of HRE% (106.5%), packed cell volume gain (2.22%) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (0.64 g dL-1). Liver resulted in an increase in these parameters when mixed with lentil and spinach diets. However, rats fed iron free diet showed the higher dry matter absorption.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
How to cite this article:

Abdullah Y. Rewashdeh, Jafar M. El-Qudah, Hanee Al-Dmoor, Maisa M. Al-Qudah, Amer M. Mamkagh, Khaled A. Tarawneh, Azmi D. Hawari, Basem F. Dababneh, Alaa A. Al-Bakheit and Moawya A. Haddad, 2009. Iron Bioavailability of Rats Fed Liver, Lentil, Spinach and their Mixtures. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 12: 367-372.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2009.367.372

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2009.367.372

COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom