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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 352-355
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2005.352.355
 
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Nutrients and Antinutrients in Selected Brands of Malt Drinks Produced in Nigeria
E.U. Okon and E.O. Akpanyung

Abstract:
Seven commercial brands of malt drinks were analyzed for reducing sugar, protein, minerals, vitamins A, vitamin C, oxalate, phytate and hydrogen cyanide. The malt drinks were found to contain substantial amounts of reducing sugar ranging from 603.66 to 943.45 mg/dl. Vitamins A and C were present in adequate amounts with respect to RDA requirements, whereas, low values were found for protein, iron, zinc, oxalate, phytate and hydrogen cyanide. The paper observes the need for standardization in the extent of fortification of malt drinks with vitamins and the possible inclusion of essential minerals as fortificants in these products to make them more wholesome.
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E.U. Okon and E.O. Akpanyung , 2005. Nutrients and Antinutrients in Selected Brands of Malt Drinks Produced in Nigeria . Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 4: 352-355.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2005.352.355

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2005.352.355

 
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