Event Title

Nutritional quality of commercial baby food based on cereals

Session

Agriculture, Food Science and Technology

Description

Commercial baby food based on cereals are the products usually made with cereals, sugar and variable additives. As the foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses, baby foods for infants and young children conforms to a set of strict guidelines e.g. nutritional quality, addition of additives, labelling. However, being an important supplement to children diet and for their progressive adaptation to ordinary food, the nutritional quality of commercial baby food based on cereals in very important. Samples of commercial baby food from the market and pharmacies were analyzed by parameters: pH, total soluble solids, moisture, total acidity, vitamin C, proteins, sugars and lipids. All samples of baby food are produced by foreign companies since currently there are no Kosovo manufacturers producing this range of products. The nutritional quality parameters are important to assess the quality of the product and how it can be safely stored. The analyzed parameters were all within the allowed limits. However, as a precaution, storage remarks in the product labels should always be followed.

Keywords:

Baby food, nutritional quality, cereals

Session Chair

Valon Durguti

Session Co-Chair

Mufail Salihu

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 5:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.429

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Nutritional quality of commercial baby food based on cereals

Pristina, Kosovo

Commercial baby food based on cereals are the products usually made with cereals, sugar and variable additives. As the foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses, baby foods for infants and young children conforms to a set of strict guidelines e.g. nutritional quality, addition of additives, labelling. However, being an important supplement to children diet and for their progressive adaptation to ordinary food, the nutritional quality of commercial baby food based on cereals in very important. Samples of commercial baby food from the market and pharmacies were analyzed by parameters: pH, total soluble solids, moisture, total acidity, vitamin C, proteins, sugars and lipids. All samples of baby food are produced by foreign companies since currently there are no Kosovo manufacturers producing this range of products. The nutritional quality parameters are important to assess the quality of the product and how it can be safely stored. The analyzed parameters were all within the allowed limits. However, as a precaution, storage remarks in the product labels should always be followed.