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Table 2 Intake of different foods in Saudi Arabia estimated from the FFQ

From: Estimated dietary intake of essential elements from four selected staple foods in Najran City, Saudi Arabia

No. Food type Najran city (this study) Saudi Arabia (other studies)
1 Rice 243 g 160 g—Riyadh City—Al-Kanhal et al. (1999) [65]
2 Wheat 161 g 298 g—Riyadh City—Nigatu et al. (2015) [66]
3 Meat 199.8 g 75 g—All thirteen administrative regions of Saudi Arabia—Moradi-Lakeh et al. (2017) [67] 116.69 g—Riyadh City—Al-Othman et al. (2012) [60] 47.60 g—Jeddah City—Al-Ahmary (2009) [57]
4 Chicken 170.4 g 75 g—All thirteen administrative regions of Saudi Arabia—Moradi-Lakeh et al. (2017) [67]
5 Vegetables 195 g 105 g—All thirteen administrative regions of Saudi Arabia—Moradi-Lakeh et al. (2017) [67] 203 g—Riyadh City—Al-Othman et al. (2012) [60]
6 Fruits 149.5 g 103 g—All thirteen administrative regions of Saudi Arabia—Moradi-Lakeh et al. (2017) [67] 90.54 g—Riyadh City—Al-Othman et al. (2012) [60] 289.50 g—Jeddah City—Al-Ahmary (2009) [57]
7 Fish 28.1 g 75 g—All thirteen administrative regions of Saudi Arabia—Moradi-Lakeh et al. (2017) [67]
8 Date 173 g 95.34 g—All regions of Saudi Arabia—Al-Shreed et al. (2012) [66] 100 g—All regions of Saudi Arabia—Kamel et al. (2007) [69]