New bean types that are fortified with zinc and iron and resistant to pests, diseases and drought have been created by Kenyan scientists working on the Ziron Pulse project.
To ensure that they have adequate levels of zinc and iron in their bodies, the five bean kinds are advised for pregnant women, nursing moms, and kids under the age of five.
In addition to promoting children healthy growth, zinc and iron are essential for adults wellbeing as well.
Dr. Beatrice Kiage the project principal scientist claims that the new beans are favorable in the face of climate change since they mature early.
According to Kiage who spoke to the Standard We developed bean varieties with high values of zinc and iron, which include Nyota, Faida, Angaza, Cheupe and Kenya Madini.
In addition to using substantially less fuel than the market typical bean types these new bean kinds also cook much faster.
The beans are anticipated to aid in addressing the rising malnutrition rates in the nation where 26% of youngsters are at risk for stunting.
The two kilo packet of these beans which take less than three months to mature costs just Ksh260 according to Kiage.
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