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Using sensory evaluation to fight malnutrition in Madagascar: formulation of a snack rich in essential nutrients

Abstract : The aim of this study was to formulate a snack which consumption would contribute to fight against essential nutrientsdeficiencies in Malagasy children. We identified the principal characteristics that would make a food adopted by the Malagasypopulation, using focus groups and questionnaires. Based on households’ food beliefs and practices, specifications were definedto formulate products associating cassava roots and MO leaf powder that would be accepted by the consumers. Four cassavabased snacks were proposed, which varied in MO and sucrose quantities. Hedonic and choice tests were performed with children,which showed that children preferred the sweet product with high MO quantity. The contribution of this snack to recommendeddietary intakes were calculated. This strategy is a promising approach to help introducing “new” local and healthy food inhouseholds’ food repertory.
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Gaëlle Arvisenet, Vonimihaingo Ramaroson Rakotosamimanana, Dominique Valentin. Using sensory evaluation to fight malnutrition in Madagascar: formulation of a snack rich in essential nutrients. SPISE 2016 - the 5. international symposium in Sensory evaluation, Jul 2016, Hô Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ⟨hal-02795061⟩

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