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Table 2 The nutritional content of one serving** akokono-groundnut paste in comparison to the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) or adequate intake (AI) for children 6–12 months of age and 1–3 years of age

From: Evaluating the nutritional content of an insect-fortified food for the child complementary diet in Ghana

  RDA or AI* standard Akokono-groundnut Paste
6–12 months 1–3 years 32 g serving %RDA or %AI
6–12 months 1–3 years
Macronutrients
 Fat (g) 30* ND 14.83 49% ND
 Protein (g) 11 13 10.93 99% 84%
 Carbohydrate (g) 95* 130 5.39 6% 4%
Minerals
 Iron (mg) 11 7 0.48 4% 7%
 Potassium (g) 0.7* 3* 0.08 11% 3%
 Calcium (mg) 260* 700 13.73 5% 2%
 Magnesium (mg) 75* 80 40.48 54% 51%
 Zinc (mg) 3 3 1.12 37% 37%
 Copper (mg) 0.22* 0.34 0.22 102% 66%
Vitamins
 Vitamin A (ug) 500* 300 0.00 0% 0%
 Thiamine (mg) 0.30* 0.50 0.04 13% 8%
 Niacin (mg) 4* 6 2.52 63% 42%
 Riboflavin (mg) 0.4* 0.5 0.10 26% 20%
 Vitamin B6 0.3* 0.5 0.07 22% 13%
 Folate (ug) 80* 150 32.00 40% 21%
 Vitamin B12 (ug) 0.5* 0.9 0.00 0% 0%
 Vitamin D3 (ug) 10 15 0.00 0% 0%
 Vitamin E 5* 6 21.98 440% 366%
Fatty acids
 Linoleic acid 4.6* 7* 7.58 165% 108%
  1. *Adequate intake (AI) values
  2. **One serving = 2 tbsp, or approximately 32 g of akokono-groundnut paste
  3. ND: Not determined