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Table 4 Mean concentrations (µg/g) mean ± SD of elements (Se, Zn, Mn and Cu) measured in 25 samples of the four food types (rice, wheat, meat and chicken) in dry weight samples: rice (n = 8), wheat (n = 5), meat (n = 4) and chicken (n = 8)

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

No. Food type \({\text{Average}}{:}\;\left( {\frac{Dry weight}{Wet weight}} \right)\) Essential elements (µg/g)
Se Zn Mn Cu
1 Rice 0.92 0.13 ± 0.09 9.26 ± 4.20 10.07 ± 11.87 0.8 ± 0.32
2 Wheat 0.88 0.19 ± 0.11 18.99 ± 6.97 24.53 ± 9.89 1.47 ± 0.65
3 Meat 0.26 0.06 ± 0.01 11.58 ± 1.58 0.17 ± 0.07 0.16 ± 0.10
4 Chicken 0.39 0.62 ± 0.14 18.42 ± 3.19 1.60 ± 1.13 1.77 ± 0.38
  1. Average of dry weight/wet weight was also reported