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Journal of Food Technology
Year: 2006  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 339 - 344

Evaluation of Proximate, Mineral and Antinutritional Factor of Home Processed Complementary Diet from Locally Available Food Materials (Sorghum Bicolor and Sphenostylis Stenocarpa)

Ijarotimi, O. Steve and Bakere, S. Sola    

Abstract: A potential weaning diet was developed from locally available least expensive food items, using local processing methods. The supplement mixtures were sorghum bicolor and fermented African yam bean. The ingredients were mixed in different ratio of 90:10, 80:20, 70:30 and 60:40 and 50:50% of sorghum bicolor and African yam bean flour respectively. The results of proximate analysis of the formulated diet showed that energy value ranges between 372-432 kcal, moisture content 6.45-9.71 g, ash content 4.25-5.81 g, fat 6.19-8.75 g, protein 10.15-23.10 g, fiber content 1.06-1.70 g and carbohydrate 55.08-70.77 g. iron 135-180 mg, zinc 4.9-5.4 mg, copper 1.91-2.1 mg, sodium 760-2360 mg, phosphorous 1134.1-9144.3 mg, magnesium 144-136 mg, calcium 480-720 mg and potassium 1580-4560 mg; while others lead and aluminum were not detected in the samples. Results also show that 80% sorghum and 20% fermented African yam bean blend could meet satisfactorily the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for children of 1 to 3 years of age and it has tolerably low antinutrients level

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