Nutritional impact of Saskatchewan grown lentil feeding on a sample of healthy and clinical children populations in Sri Lanka

  • Lentils

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Bert Vandenberg

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - CDC


To determine the effectiveness of lentil as a whole food to provide daily requirements of selenium, iron, and zinc.


Consumption of Canadian-grown lentils increases blood Se concentration in healthy children within two hours. Results for iron and Zn were not obtained due to sample contamination.


SPG Contribution


Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2009 - 2011