International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Local and improved infant flours in vitamin A and iron, using powdered Moringa oleifera leaves and Parkia biglobosa's pulps powder
      Barnabas KAYALTO, Brahim Boy OTCHOM, Cheikna ZONGO, Ludovic KAM, Alfred S. TRAORE
Abstract: The consequences of malnutrition due to micronutrient deficiency on the health of humans, particularly iron deficiency, vitamin A and iodine, are multiple, particularly mortgaging the socio-economic development of developing countries (DCs). Food diversification, public health actions, food fortification and supplementation are the four (04) main strategies against malnutrition and this can improve the quality of life of a community or a country. The present study aimed to develop Chad infant flours fortified in vitamin A and zinc, iron and vitamin C taken from local products such as powder of dried Moringa oleifera leaves and pulps of Parkia biglobosa to improve the balance of these micronutrients in flours. The nutritional value of these flours was assessed according to standard analytical methods. The results revealed that, for 100 g of flour, our experimental flour showed 2 times more iron, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and zinc, 4 times more vitamin A and calcium. The study found a slight increase in protein, total sugars and phosphorus.

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Barnabas KAYALTO, Brahim Boy OTCHOM, Cheikna ZONGO, Ludovic KAM, Alfred S. TRAORE (2018); Local and improved infant flours in vitamin A and iron, using powdered Moringa oleifera leaves and Parkia biglobosa's pulps powder; Int J Sci Res Publ 6(4) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0416.php?rp=P525220
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