Formulation of a Complementary Food Fortified with Broad Beans (vicia faba) in Southern Ethiopia

Journal Articles
Nutrition, Agriculture
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Afework Kebebu, SJ Whiting, WJ Dahl, and CJ Henry
Resource Publication Date:
June, 2013
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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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