Study endorses processing of biofortified sweetpotato-based baby food in reducing malnutrition

Study endorses processing of biofortified sweetpotato-based baby food in reducing malnutrition

Scientists at the International Potato Center (CIP) have welcomed a recent study supporting the commercial processing of biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). The study—focusing on industrialisation of baby food processing—demonstrates how the addition of vitamin A-rich sweetpotato would enhance the nutritional quality of baby food to children under six years of age in many developing countries.

The study—published in the prestigious Frontiers in Nutrition journal—approves the formulation of orange-fleshed  sweetpotato proposed in tested samples, which also incorporates pumpkin, oil and egg yolk, as a way of improving the overall safety and quality of the baby-food product.

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