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Table 1 Nutritional composition of the study foods

From: Soya, maize and sorghum ready-to-use therapeutic foods are more effective in correcting anaemia and iron deficiency than the standard ready-to-use therapeutic food: randomized controlled trial

  Value / 100 g
Component Unit FSMS-RUTFa MSMS-RUTFb PM-RUTFc
Energy kcal 532 544 545
Protein g 18.4 16.6 15.6
Fat g 34.2 36.0 33.8
Fibre g 7.1 4.8 1.9
Calcium mg 571 399 434
Phosphorus mg 503 493 351
Iron mg 35.1 31.6 10.5
Zinc mg 19.5 19.9 11.1
Selenium μg 26 25 27
Vitamin A mg REd 1.25 1.16 1.18
Thiamine mg 1.28 1.12 0.97
Riboflavin mg 1.63 1.97 3.20
Vitamin C mg 323 306 87
Vitamin B6 mg 0.99 0.93 0.66
Vitamin B12 μg 2.5 2.6 3.2
Folate μg 210 200 268
Niacin mg 7.54 7.94 7.6
Pantothenic acid mg 5.36 4.73 4.5
Biotin μg 86 81 80
Choline mg 90 70
Phytic acid g 0.465 0.333 0.251
Phytic acid/Iron molar ratio 1.12 0.89 2.02
Phytic acid/zinc molar ratio 2.36 1.66 2.24
Ascorbic acid/Iron molar ratio 2.93 3.08 2.64
Ascorbic acid/Iron weight ratio 9.20 9.68 8.29
Calcium/phosphorus weight ratio 1.14 0.81 1.24
Zinc/copper weight ratio 13.18 13.27 6.94
Zinc/iron weight ratio 0.56 0.63 1.06
  1. aFSMS-RUTF Milk Free Soya-Maize-Sorghum based Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food
  2. bMSMS-RUTF Milk Soya-Maize-Sorghum based Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food
  3. cPM-RUTF Peanut paste based Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food
  4. dRE Retinol equivalent