Consuming Iron Biofortified Beans Increases Iron Status in Rwandan Women after 128 Days in a Randomized Controlled Feeding Trial

In this study, the authors tested the effectiveness of iron-biofortified beans to improve the iron status of women in Rwanda. The authors found an increase in hemoglobin and body iron during the 128 day trial. At the beginning of this study, the vast majority (86%) of the population was iron-deficient and over a third of the population was anemic. The findings indicate that iron-biofortified beans can serve as an effective strategy for improving the iron status of women in Rwanda.

The Journal of Nutrition, June 2016