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Title:The utilization of local foods in the formulation of weaning foods
Authors:Fashakin, J.B.
Ogunsola, F.
Periodical:Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Geographic term:Nigeria
baby food
External link:http://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/28/2/93
Abstract:This study presents a series of investigations carried out for the formulation of a weaning food based on local (Nigerian) raw materials. In the experiments a corn fermented product known as Ogi was recombined with a protein source from groundnuts. Groundnut flour was added to fermented corn flour in the proportion 1:3, then thoroughly mixed with vitamins and minerals and spray dried. Feeding tests using weanling rats and subsequent calculations of net protein retention showed that the groundnut protein was not quite as satisfactory as either a soya protein source or another commercial product containing whole milk. Since groundnut protein is deficient in both lysine and methionine, it was concluded that a mixture of this protein with other complementary proteins would be preferred in preparation of weaning foods. Ref., tab.