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The potential of the common bean as a vehicle for iron biofortification – A Review

Project Completed

With HarvestPlus, GroundWork is conducting a systematic review of the published and unpublished literature on the feasibility, efficacy, and potential of iron biofortified beans to address iron deficiency in developing countries. As one of the major bottlenecks of bean iron biofortification is the low iron bioavailability, the review pays particular attention to compounds such as phytic acid and polyphenols that inhibit iron absorption.