Digestibility of blended food
Digestibility of blended food Eric Rennies 07.04.2000
Re: Digestibility of blended food George Beaton 07.04.2000
Re: Digestibility of blended food Nevin Scrimshaw 07.04.2000
Re: Digestibility of blended food André Briend 17.04.2000
Re: Digestibility of blended food Nevin Scrimshaw 02.05.2000


From: Eric Rennies <ERatagridan.be>

Subject: Digestibility of blended food

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 14:12:37 +0100

 

Dear NGOnut,

I would like to know if any studies have been published regarding the digestibility of blended food and/or if some key figures indicating the most appropriate digestibility rate are available.

Thank you in advance.

Eric

 

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From: GEORGE H BEATON <g.beatonatutoronto.ca>

Subject: Re: Digestibility of blended food

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 10:05:38 -0400

 

Go through the old PAG Bulletin. THere were many studies on blended food done when the PAG was active in advising UNICEF, FAO and WHO on the development of blended "weaning" foods. Unfortunately too few people now know about that work.

George Beaton

 

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Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 22:11:57 -0700

From: "Dr. Nevin Scrimshaw" <nevinatcyberportal.net>

Subject: Re: Digestibility of blended food References

 

If you have trouble finding copies of the PAG Bulletin, you may be able to find a nine volume "PAG Compendium" in some library. It was published by WORLDMARK International Documentation in 1975 [Worldmark Press Ltd. Halstead Press Division, John Wiley and Sons, New York] It contain all PAG documents and contains more useful information on blended foods than any single source. It is, of course, wholly pre-computers although there have since been many relevant scattered articles that can now be searched for electronically.

I have all of these in my library here in Central New Hampshire but nothing that I can mail.

Best wishes,

Nevin Scrimshaw


Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 15:24:08 +0200

From: "Andre' Briend" <briendaatcnam.fr>

Subject: Re: Digestibility of blended food

 

Dear Eric,

You may be interested by the following paper re: digestibility of blended foods:

Meance S et al. Comparison of starch digestibility of blended food prepared with and without extrusion cooking. Eur J Clin Nutr 1999; 53: 844-48.

This study was done in adults volunteers in Paris. In a nutshell, it showed that there is no major improvement of blended food digestiblity following extrusion, compared to the same blended food given after 10 mn boiling.

Unexpectedly, it showed an increased H2 excretion in the extruded flour, with a trend towards increasing satiety in the hours following food intake.

This might be related to transformation of insoluble fibres into soluble fibers during extrusion, with fermentation of these fibers in the colon and possible negative effects on appetite.

If this interpretation is correct, this increase of H2 excretion should be present only in extruded blended foods prepared with ingredients with a high insoluble fibre content, but this is the case of many low cost blended foods now used in relief. Whether this is likely to induce anorexia and low weight gain in moderately malnourished children fed extruded blended flours is unknown.

I hope this helps,

Best regards,

André

 

André Briend, MD, PhD

CNAM - ISTNA, 5 rue du Vertbois, 75003 Paris, France

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Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 17:50:25 +0100

From: "Dr. Nevin Scrimshaw" <nevinatcyberportal.net>

Subject: Re: Digestibility of blended food

 

1. This message was intended to supplement the suggestion of George Beaton., but was misdirected and returned so I am repeating it

If you have trouble finding copies of the PAG Bulletin, you may be able to find a nine volume "PAG Compendium" in some library. It was published by WORLDMARK International Documentation in 1975 [Worldmark Press Ltd. Halstead Press Division, John Wiley and Sons, New York] It contain all PAG documents and contains more useful information on blended foods than any single source. It is, of course, wholly pre-computers although there have since been many relevant scattered articles that can now be searched for electronically.

I have all of these in my library here in Central New Hampshire but nothing that I can mail.:

2. The March 2000 issue of the UNU Food and Nutrition Bulletin is entirely devoted to complementary foods for feeding during and after weaning.

In addition, past issues of the Bulletin, available in full text on the UNU Food and Nutition Web site have a number of relevant articles, particularly the use of malting to produce less bulky weaning foods.

 

Nevin S. Scrimshaw