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Corn and soy porridges are commonly used for food aid. Sorghum and cowpeas have been suggested as alternatives to produce these porridges because they are drought tolerant, can be grown in many localities, and are not genetically modified. This study describes outcomes in rats fed sorghum and cowpea-based porridge blends.

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Results found that sorghum and cowpea-based porridge blends lead to equivalent outcomes compared to corn and soy-based porridge blends. Thus, the results suggest sorghum and cow-pea based porridges are a viable good aid alternatives.

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This page is a summary of: Newly formulated, protein quality-enhanced, extruded sorghum-, cowpea-, corn-, soya-, sugar- and oil-containing fortified-blended foods lead to adequate vitamin A and iron outcomes and improved growth compared with non-extruded CSB+ in rats, Journal of Nutritional Science, January 2017, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/jns.2017.15.
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