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Infant food based on coconut protein, groundnut protein isolate and skim milk powder. II. Overall growth promoting value and supplementary value to poor cereal diets.

Rama Rao, G. and Indira, K. and Ramanatham, G. and Chandrashekhara, M. R. (1964) Infant food based on coconut protein, groundnut protein isolate and skim milk powder. II. Overall growth promoting value and supplementary value to poor cereal diets. Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture, 15. pp. 841-846.

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Abstract

The nutritive value of a spray-dried infant food described in Part I was studied by growth experiments on albino rats. The growth of albino rats on the infant food diet was 15.3 g. as compared with 13.9 g. for a control milk food of a similar composition. A 3 : I blend of infant food and cane sugar promoted a weekly growth rate of 18.1 g. as compared with 16.1 g. obtained for a similar blend of control milk food and sugar. No significant differences were observed in the contents of liver-protein and fat but protein and calcium contents of the carcasses of animals receiving infant food were lower than of those receiving milk food. When incorporated at 20% level (providing about 5% of extra protein) in maize-tapioca diets and at 10% level in rice diets, the food was as effective in promoting growth in rats. However, in the compositions of the liver and carcass there were some significant though inconsistent differences, between the diets on maize-tapioca and rice. The livers of rats receiving the supplement of infant food or milk food were normal, indicating that both the supplements were effective in correcting the protein deficiency in the diets and in preventing liver damage which occurred in the unsupplemented diets.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: infant food, fortification, vitamins, minerals, supplementation, coconut protein, groundnut protein
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 03 Child nutrition
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value > 03 Proteins
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 19 Lipids-oils/fats > 02 Coconut
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 33 Nuts
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 07:41
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 07:41
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/4391

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