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Presentation 22: Utilization of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato in Teff-Based Complementary Foods

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in infants is among the most prevalent micronutrient malnutrition problems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, there is an urgent need to fortify cereal-based complementary foods (ComFs) with β-carotene-rich sources like orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP). In this study, two processing approaches were employed to develop ComFs: household-level approach …

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Complementary food blends and malnutrition among infants in Ghana: A review and a proposed solution

Widespread malnutrition among Ghanaian infants could be attributed to unfortified plant-based complementary foods commonly used at the household level. This review summarizes the publications on the development of complementary food blends and intervention trials aimed at improving the nutritional status of Ghanaian infants. The complementary food blends are cereal-based which …

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Orange-fleshed sweet potato-based infant food is a better source of dietary vitamin A than a maize– legume blend as complementary food

Background: White maize, which is widely used for complementary feeding and is seldom fortified at the household level, may be associated with the high prevalence of vitamin A deficiency among infants in low-income countries. Objective: The nutrient composition of complementary foods based on orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) and cream-fleshed sweet …

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Sweet potato-based complementary food for infants in low-income countries

Background: In low-income countries, most infants are given cereal-based complementary foods prepared at the household level. Such foods are high in phytate, which limits the bioavailability of nutrients, including iron, calcium, zinc, and in some cases proteins, which are crucial to the development of infants. Objective: To compare the levels …

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