Micronutrient profiling of Saskatchewan pulses to determine potential biofortification strategies

  • Lentils

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Bert Vandenberg

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - CDC


To determine the concentrations of some of the essential micronutrients lentils, peas, chickpeas, and beans grown in Saskatchewan.


The study found that 50 g consumption of each of lentils, chickpeas, peas, and beans represented good dietary sources of Se, Fe, Zn, Mg, and K except Ca and Cu.


SPG Contribution


Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2008 - 2009