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American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2017, 5(4), 126-135
DOI: 10.12691/ajfn-5-4-3
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Evaluation of Nutritive Value of Yam Based Weaning Food Fortified With Soy and Vegetables Minerals Sources

Soro Soronikpoho1, , Eric Fattoh Elleingand2, Camara Fatoumata3 and Koffi Ernest1

1Laboratoire de Biochimie et Sciences des Aliments, UFR Biosciences, Université Félix HOUPHOUËT BOIGNY de Cocody, (UFHB) 22 Bp 582 Abidjan 22, République de CÔTE D’IVOIRE

2Laboratoire des Procédés Industriels de Synthèse et de l’Environnement et des Energies Nouvelles (LAPISEN), Département de Génie Chimique et Agroalimentaire (GCAA) de L’Institut National Polytechnique Félix, Houphouët Boigny (INP-HB) BP 1313 Yamoussoukro, République de CÔTE D’IVOIRE

3Laboratoire de Nutrition et Sécurité Alimentaire, UFR Science et Technologie des Aliments (STA), Université Nangui Abrogoua, Abidjan 02 bp 801Abidjan 02, Ivory Coast

Pub. Date: October 12, 2017

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Soro Soronikpoho, Eric Fattoh Elleingand, Camara Fatoumata and Koffi Ernest. Evaluation of Nutritive Value of Yam Based Weaning Food Fortified With Soy and Vegetables Minerals Sources. American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2017; 5(4):126-135. doi: 10.12691/ajfn-5-4-3


To make yam (Dioscorea spp) more useful as low-cost, nutritive weaning food, it has been developed a scheme for processing it into infant flours with a long shelf-life. An attempt was allow to highlight how manufacturing process and the incorporation of soybean (Glycine max), baobab pulp (Andasonia digitata), locust pulp or seeds (Parkia biglobosa) and Cerathoteca sesamoides leaves, modifies nutritive value of formulated infant foods prepared from fermented yam. Nutrient bioavailabilities of the formulations thus prepared were evaluated. In addition, antinutrient content in infant flours has been investigated. The results obtained show that, there is improvement in the nutrient quality of the formulated complementary foods containing malted millet, MCS and MNB. In general infant flours formulated retained an acceptable level on antinutrients content.

infant food nutrients bioavailability

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