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Table 3 Nutrient profile of study foods

From: Use of a novel supplementary food and measures to control inflammation in malnourished pregnant women in Sierra Leone to improve birth outcomes: study protocol for a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical effectiveness trial

Nutrient (units) RUSF CSB+ with sugar, oil. Iron/folic acidb RDA for pregnancy, 19–30 yr UL (Tolerable Upper Limit Intake)
Energy, Kcal 520 1177   
Protein, g 18 35   
N-6 (% from energy) 4.5 7.3c   
N-3 (% from energy) 1.5 .7c   
Vit A (mcg) 770 2621 770 3000
Vit B1/Thiamine (mg) 2.8 0.5 1.4  
Vit B2/Riboflavin (mg) 2.8 3.5 1.4  
Vit B3/Niacin (mg) 32 20 18 35
Vit B6 (mg) 3.8 2.5 1.9 100
Vit B12 (mcg) 5.2 5.0 2.6  
Folic acid (mcg)a 500 275 400 1000
Vit C (mg) 170 225 85 2000
Vit D (IU) 1200 1104 600 4000
Vit E (mg) 30 20.8 15 1000
Iron (mg) 30 66.5 27 45
Zinc (mg) 22 12.5 11 40
Calcium (mg) 1600 905 1000 2500
Chromium (mcg) 60   30  
Copper (mcg) 2000   1000 10,000
Iodine (mcg) 300 100 220 1100
Magnesium (mg) 300   350 350
Selenium (mcg) 120   60 400
  1. a Amount recommended for supplementation, with 200 mcg to come from dietary sources for total RDA of 600 mg/d
  2. b Daily ration: 250 g supercereal (CSB+) with sugar, 20 ml oil, 60 mg Fe supplement with 400 mcg folic acid
  3. c Calculated based on a WFP supercereal product containing ~ 64% corn, ~ 24% soybean,~ 20 ml vegetable oil