Table 1

Nutrient content of experimental treatments

Nutrient

Daily dose by treatment


IS

IFS

MMS

FCF

FW*

Iron † (mg)

20

12.5

10

10

6.7

Zinc (mg)

10

10

5.6

Thiamine (mg)

0.6

Riboflavin (mg)

0.55

0.8

Pyridoxine (mg)

0.74

Vitamin B12 (μg)

0.55

0.7

Folic Acid (μg)

50

37.5

50

Vitamin C (mg)

30

40

44.4

Vitamin A (UI)

1349

Vitamin E (mg)

6


Iron supplement (IS), iron plus folic acid supplement (IFS), multiple micronutrients supplement (MMS), micronutrient fortified complementary food as porridge powder (FCF), or zinc, iron and ascorbic acid fortified water (FW).

*Intake depended on the amount of water used for cooking in each family in addition to drinking water, thus the value represents the average daily intake in the children studied (0.89 L/d).

† FCF form of iron is reduced iron; all other treatments have ferrous sulfate.

Rosado et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:40   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-40

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