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Title:Preparation of weaning foods with high nutrient density using flour of germinated cereals
Authors:Mosha, Alexander C.
Svanberg, Ulf
Year:1983
Periodical:Food and Nutrition Bulletin
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:10-14
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subject:baby food
Abstract:In developing countries the weaning period usually starts when the infant is 4 to 6 months old and is extended to. the age of two to three years. During this time, special foods are rarely available for the children. Consequently, they have to depend on the same types of foods as those eaten by adults. These foods have a high volume/viscosity characteristic (dietry bulk). Industrial manufacture of cereal-based weaning foods offers rather expensive products with reduced dietary bulk. In the many situations where dietary bulk is an important factor in the aetiology of protein-energy malnutrition in pre-school children, the promotion of germination procedures in the preparation of weaning foods may constitute an effective alleviation. This paper provides further information on some alternative methods that can be applied. Sorghum was the main cereal included in this study, for two reasons: 1. Tanzania has now embarked on a major national sorghum-promoting campaign, and 2. sorghum is already widely used for germination, primarily for preparing locally brewed beer. Fig., notes, ref., tab.
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