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Table 2 Food Groups and Respective Food Items

From: A quantitative analysis of chronic exposure of selected heavy metals in a model diet in a CKD hotspot in Sri Lanka

Food Group Food item/s Total Number of samples Number of self-grown samples (%)
Rice Rice (Oryza sativa) 65 34 (52)
Fruit/ Flower Vegetables Chilli (Capsicum annuum spp) 9 7 (78)
Banana Blossom (Musa acuminate spp.) 9 4 (44)
Moringa (Moringa oleifera) 8 5 (63)
Thibbatu (Solanum torvum) 8 5 (63)
Elabatu (Solanum indica) 7 5 (71)
Brinjal (Solanum melongena) 6 4 (67)
Amberalla (Spondias dulcis) 6 4 (67)
Capsicum (Capsicum annuum spp). 5 4 (80)
Kakiri (Cucumis meloi) 5 4 (80)
Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) 4 3 (75)
Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) 2 1 (50)
Ridge Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) 2 0 (0)
Kochchi (Capsicum frutescens) 6 5 (83)
Ash Plantain (Musa paradisiaca) 1 1 (100)
Biling Fruit (Averrhoa bilimbi) 2 1 (50)
Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia) 1 0 (0)
Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) 1 1 (100)
Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) 1 1 (100)
Seegiri Batu (Solanum virginianum) 1 1 (100)
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) 1 1 (100)
Leafy Vegetables Gotukola (Centella asiatica) 14 7 (50)
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) 7 3 (43)
Thampala (Amaranthus gangeticus) 7 6 (86)
Kathurumurunga (Sesbania grandiflora) 5 3 (60)
Kankun (Ipomoea aquatica) 3 2 (67)
Anguna Kola (Wattakaka volubilis) 2 1 (50)
Mukunuwenna (Alternanthera sessilis) 2 1(50)
Cassava/Manioc Leaves (Manihot esculenta) 2 1 (50)
Moringa Leaves (Moringa oleifera) 1 0 (0)
Curry Leaves (Murraya koenigii) 1 1(100)
Legume Vegetables Long Beans (Vigna unguiculata ssp. Sesquipedalis) 15 13 (87)
Winged Bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) 2 2 (100)
Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) 2 2 (100)
Fruits Lime (Citrus aurantiifolia) 10 7 (70)
Banana (Musa spp.) 4 2 (50)
Mango (Mangifera indica) 2 0 (0)
Sour Sop (Annona muricatai) 3 1(33)
Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis) 2 1(50)
Orange (Citrus sinensis) 2 1(50)
Belli Fruit (Aegle marmelos) 1 0 (0)
Pomegranate (Punica granatum 1 0 (0)
Fats and Oil Coconut (Cocos nucifera) 5 1 (20)
Sesame (Sesamum indicum) 1 1 (100)
Cereal (non- rice) Kurakkan (Eleusine coracana) 1 1 (100)
Egg Egg 2 1 (50)
Inland Fish Inland Fish 2 0 (0)
Root & Tuber Vegetables Manioc (Manihot esculenta) 15 9 (60)
Kiri Ala (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) 9 4 (44)
Hulan Keeriya (Maranta arundinacea) 1 1 (100)
Beet (Beta vulgaris spp.) 1 0 (0)
Kohila (Lasia spinosa) 1 1 (100)
Ratala (Solenostemon rotundifolius) 1 1 (100)
Total   277 165 (60)
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