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Table 1 Nutrient composition of Epi-E lipid-based nutrient supplement

From: Acceptability and utilization of a lipid-based nutrient supplement formulated for pregnant women in rural Niger: a multi-methods study

Nutrient United States Institute of Medicine Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Pregnant Women aged 19–30 years18 Epi-Ea LNS (40 g daily dose) for Pregnant Women
Energy (kcal) 237
Proteins (g) 71 5.2
Lipids (g) ND 20
LA (Linoleic Acid) (g) 13* 6.9
ALA (α-Linolenic Acid) (g) 1.4* 1.16
Calcium (mg) 1000 559
Phosphorus (free) (mg) 700 400
Potassium (mg) 4700* 400
Magnesium (mg) 350 130
Zinc (mg) 11 30
Copper (mg) 1 4
Iron (mg) 27 30
Manganese (mg) 2 2.6
Iodine (μg) 220 250
Selenium (μg) 60 130
Vitamin A (μg) 770 800
Vitamin B1 (mg) 1.4 2.8
Vitamin B2 (mg) 1.4 2.8
Niacin (mg) 18 36
Pantothenic acid (mg) 6 7
Vitamin B6 (mg) 1.9 3.8
Folic acid (μg) 600 400
Vitamin B12 (μg) 2.6 5.2
Vitamin C (mg) 85 100
Vitamin D3 (μg) 15 15
Vitamin E (mg) 15 20
Vitamin K1 (μg) 90 45
  1. aIngredients list: Non hydrogenated vegetable fat, skimmed milk powder, peanuts, defatted soy flour, sugar, maltodextrin, vitamin and mineral complex, stabilizer: hydrogenated vegetable fat, emulsifier: vegetable lecithin (soy or sunflower), antioxidant
  2. *Adequate intake (AI) reported; everything else presents Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)