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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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Development of sweet potato-soybean blend, an alternative to maize-legume mix as complementary food for infants in Ghana

Background: The composition of the foods given to infants and young children in Ghana significantly contributes to the prevalence of malnutrition. Currently, a better option may be Weanmix (maize-soyabean-groundnut blend) designed to be processed as industrial- or household-level complementary food. Weanmix has adequate protein and energy densities, but is high …
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