Table 3: Mineral content (μg/g dry weight) of motto and kuru as adopted by Paoletti and Dufour [22].

Mineralkuru body ( )kuru gut organsa ( )motto body ( )motto smoked ( )
meanS.D.

Aluminium14303620052202640962
Arsenic0.910.531.411.410.23
Calcium26501290070701020260
Chromium30.514190.11.670.56
Copper5.636.238.1710.96.2
Iron10501200029901080121
Potassium343045108976810599
Magnesium52745779273052
Manganese17.929.874.622.62.7
Molybdenum0.611.61.410.290.05
Sodium99712405482160116
Nickel10.653.238.60.640.14
Phosphorus3500422035605620326
Lead4.72ND2.54.171.43
Selenium9.02NDND2.710.41
Strontium7.4327.228.84.121.07
Vanadium1.2519.85.090.80.2
Tungsten1.490.921.311.510.33
Yttrium00.523.743.090.81
Zinc14993.513196.315.4

aParts not eaten; ND: not detectable.