Nutrient dense mixes for enteral feeding in India

Arora Preetika (Student, in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai, India)
Ghugre Padmini (Reader, in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai, India)
Udipi Shobha (Professor and Head, in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai, India)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to develop easily reconstitutable nutrient dense mixes using natural food ingredients for enteral feeding, in developing countries. Three mixes were prepared using various combinations of malted wheat, sorghum, finger millet, pearl millet, green gram, linseed and sesame seeds and/or whey proteins and analyzed for nutrient composition and selected quality parameters. It was found that when reconstituted as tube feeds they compared well with the guidelines given by the American Gastroenterological Association. The mixes were not analyzed for all the nutrients and not tested on patients. Opines that they would provide nutritional support at relatively lower cost compared with commercial formulations for varied clinical conditions. Simple indigenous technologies using natural ingredients were employed for formulating the mixes. These mixes would be beneficial for enteral feeding in developing countries in lieu of commercial formulations, which tend to be expensive.

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Preetika, A., Padmini, G. and Shobha, U. (2004), "Nutrient dense mixes for enteral feeding in India", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 34 No. 6, pp. 277-281. https://doi.org/10.1108/00346650410568354

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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