This article is part of International Potato center (CIP) annual reports on utilization of sweetpotato for health benefit. The orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) contains high quantities of vitamin A. Introducing these beta-carotene-rich sweetpotatoes into the diet of young children increased vitamin A intake and reduced the frequency of low retinol in their blood, an indicator of vitamin A deficiency in Mozambique. The main observation documented in this article is that food-based approaches can be used to curb nutritional deficiencies.
Authors: International Potato Center, International Potato Center
Contributors: Administrator, Administrator
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: 2008
Rights: Open access
Keywords: Beta-carotene, Mozambique, Orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), Vitamin A deficiency
HOW TO CITE
International Potato Center, (CIP). 2008. Sweetpotato as a health benefit. International Potato Center (CIP), pp 33-34.