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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

This study looked at nutrient composition of complementary foods based on orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), cream-fleshed sweet potato (CFSP), maize–soybean– groundnut (Weanimix), and a proprietary wheat-based infant cereal (Nestlé Cerelac). Additionally, the costs of OFSP complementary food, CFSP complementary food, and Weanimix production at the household level were estimated.  All formulations met Codex Standard nutrient density standards and estimated production cost of OFSP complementary food was slightly higher (1.5 times) than that of Weanimix.

Amagloh, F.K. Coad, J. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. (March 2014) Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 51-59.