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Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods - a case study of vitamin A deficiency in Malawi

Author(s): Babu, Suresh Chandra
Published in: Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment.   Jun 26, 2000
4 3 pp 169-179

In this paper, the issue of vitamin A deficiency in Malawi is examined and methods of nutritional interventions are presented in detail. Also included are the results of a study of the vitamin A content of indigenous plant Moringa oleifera, which proved to be higher not only in vitamin A content than other commonly consumed vegetables, but also in vitamin C levels as well. The methods for implementing Moringa into the diets of the people of Malawi are suggested, which includes steps such as nutritional surveys, analysis and mentioned examination of taste/preference impact on diets. The most important aspect of these methods proposed is the concept of educating households in order to effectively modify diets and promote well nutrition.


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Author(s): Babu, Suresh Chandra
Published in: Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment.   Jun 26, 2000
4 3 pp 169-179
http://mail.treesforlife.org:8083/moringa_articles/Babu_2000_BASE_Moringa_Nutrition.pdf

In this paper, the issue of vitamin A deficiency in Malawi is examined and methods of nutritional interventions are presented in detail. Also included are the results of a study of the vitamin A content of indigenous plant Moringa oleifera, which proved to be higher not only in vitamin A content than other commonly consumed vegetables, but also in vitamin C levels as well. The methods for implementing Moringa into the diets of the people of Malawi are suggested, which includes steps such as nutritional surveys, analysis and mentioned examination of taste/preference impact on diets. The most important aspect of these methods proposed is the concept of educating households in order to effectively modify diets and promote well nutrition.


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