The influence of enrichment of maize meal on the growth of rats

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  • SDG 2
  • Abstract:

    Maize products are notoriously deficient in certain essential nutrients, amongst others, some members of the B-complex vitamins. Such deficiencies are furthermore aggravated in processing maize. Two maize products, one a whole white maize meal and the other a white maize flour (processed) were studied. These maize products were incorporated in balanced rations enriched with a vitamin product known to contain some of the essential members of the B-complex vitamins. Growth tests using adolescent albino rats were carried out. The results clearly indicated the beneficial effect of the supplementation.