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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 368-372
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2009.368.372
 
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Chemical Composition and Nutrition Information of a Newly Developed Immune Enhancing Power Bar for Immune Deficient Patients
Djoulde Darman Roger, Vusi Shabangu, Valerie Erasmus, Christa Van Wyk and Wilna Oldewage-Theron

Abstract:
>A immune enhancing power bar currently developed in the Vaal University of technology were screened for it’s nutritional information considering both analytical and calculated nutritional information. It was found that apart of moisture and total carbohydrate which were underestimated, all values of proximate composition were a bit higher than values obtained by calculation, thus overestimated. There is globally a reduction of micro nutrients like the one of Vit. A and E which show a gap of 70% and 48% respectively between calculated values and analytical values. The differences were found to be less significant for all minerals. Despite this, the new power bar can be considered as a powerful immune-enhancing meal, as it present most of required energy and key nutrients needed by people living with HIV/AIDS. However, in order to complete the development process all ingredients used need to undergo further refinement and optimization in the form of chemical and scientific analysis. This newly developed immune enhancing power bar can be linked to a prompt diagnosis and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS, including use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) when indicated to improve their nutrition and health status.
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How to cite this article:

Djoulde Darman Roger, Vusi Shabangu, Valerie Erasmus, Christa Van Wyk and Wilna Oldewage-Theron, 2009. Chemical Composition and Nutrition Information of a Newly Developed Immune Enhancing Power Bar for Immune Deficient Patients. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 8: 368-372.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2009.368.372

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2009.368.372

 
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