oa CSIR Science Scope - Indigenous foods used to address micronutrient deficiencies in rural Eastern Cape : health



The CSIR embarked on an integrated nutrition intervention pilot programme in five schools in Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape with the aim of supporting government to provide nutrient rich food-stuff to improve the learning ability of learners. Researchers developed a nutritional drink from a combination of food products such as sorghum, soya, milk as well as local and indigenous leafy vegetables. CSIR researchers are currently evaluating the bio-accessibility of the micronutrients in the drink to the human body to determine the nutritional value of the drink.


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