Amino Acid Profile and Growth Promoting Response of Fermented and Germinated Complementary Foods Based on Maize and Pigeon Pea Flour
Fermented and germinated complementary foods were made using locally available processing techniques. The chemical scores were evaluated using applied biosystem PTH amino acid analyzer while the growth promoting factor were evaluated using animal feeding trial. The study is part of the effort to provide home-based complementary foods that can be more cost effective to the low income families. The result of the chemical scores of the amino acid ranged from 0.71mg/100g tryptophan to 13.63mg/100g glutamic acids for raw and processed flour. 0.84mg/100g tryptophan and 12.87mg/100g glutamic acid were observed for the composite blends which are comparable to standard dietary reference (allowance) intake requirement for children. Norluecin were not detected in all the flour samples. Animal feeding trail revealed a remarkable weight increase on rats fed on the composite blends. Significant difference does not exist between the raw and processed samples (P>0.05) while a remarkable difference exists between the raw and composite blends (P<0.05). Therefore, the use of cereal legume mix to increase nutritional quality is hereby recommended.
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