More about leaf concentrate and malnutrition

Last week, I
posted an entry introducing leaf concentrate (LC). 

Appropriate Technology published a followup article to the one I blogged about entitled "The greatest untapped food resource on earth, part 2" 39(4)11-13. This second article
discusses the variety of ways in which LC can be used to supplement the diets of
undernourished populations.  LC has also
provided astonishing results in helping HIV/AIDS patients suffering from
malnutrition.  Some of the nutrients contained in LC
are:

iron
vitamin A and B9 (folic acid)
vitamin E
vitamins B6 and
B12
vitamin K
calcium
lutein
omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
high quality protein

This article includes a recipe for cookies using LC. You can find
a list of recipes that include LC as a main ingredient here.

Appropriate Technology is part of the library's print journal collection, but a scanned version of this article can be made available to FAO staff members upon request. Contact fao-library-reference@fao.org if you would like to have a copy of it.

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