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The ICTA Petén bean variety, which contains 50% more iron than the conventional varieties, was released in Guatemala in 2010 as part of the first group of biofortified crops in the world. ICTA Petén is still consumed in the country, which has one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition. Globally, 144 biofortified varieties of beans, maize, cassava, and sweet potato have been released in 27 countries through HarvestPlus.