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Proximate Composition of Homemade Complementary Formula from Blend of Malted Maize, Soybean, and Groundnut in castled with Moringa oleifera Leave Powder

Kikelomo Alaba & Aminat Osi, Volume 2 Issue 1, July 2021 Pages 11-20, Published: 2021-07-24


This study determined the proximate composition of homemade supplementary food formula from malted corn, soya bean and groundnut incastled with Moringa oleifera leaf powder. The corn, grain, soya bean and groundnut were purchased from a local market, Sayedero in Ilaro, Ogun State, while the Moringa oleifera leaves were plucked from a nearby home garden. The proximate analysis values of moisture, protein, fat, fibre, ash and carbohydrate content ranked from 6.73 to 9.23%, 6.67 to 17.2%, 2.70 to 4.54%, 5.73 to 9.22%, 2.15 to 4.07% and 55.75 to 76.03% respectively. The research has revealed that nourishing homemade supplementary formula can be made from malted maize, soybean and groundnut with the fortification of Moringa leaf powder for low-income households to feed infants and young children. Result also revealed that the complimentary food samples contained a significant amount of protein, fibre, ash, and the carbohydrate needed by the body of infants and children for their wellbeing. The study concludes that inclusion of Moringa leaf in supplementary formula for infants is a means of fortifying and or improving the nutritional values of supplementary foods to fulfil the nutritional Preconditions of youngster