Formulation of a Complementary Food Fortified with Broad Beans (vicia faba) in Southern Ethiopia
This cross-sectional study assessed the acceptability of adding broad bean into a porridge used for complementary feeding southern Ethiopia. A total of 169 mother-child pairs (children aged 6-35 months) provided information on knowledge, attitudes, and practices for child feeding, and showed a mean dietary diversity score of approximately two out of a possible eight. To a typical complementary food of barley-maize porridge, 10, 20 and 30% of cereal was replaced by processed broad beans (Vicia faba); participant children and mothers preferred the taste of the 10% broad bean porridge, however, all added broad bean porridges had similar acceptability to the barley-maize control.
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