Journal article

Brazilian infant dairy foods: mineral content and daily intake contribution

Luana S Pimentel, Jeremias Moraes, Aderval S Luna, Diego B Barros, Tatiana C Pimentel, Jonas T Guimaraes, Hugo LA Silva, Celso F Balthazar, Erick A Esmerino, Monica Q Freitas, CS Ranadheera, Marcia C Silva, Simone L Quiterio, Renata SL Raices, Adriano G Cruz

BRITISH FOOD JOURNAL | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the mineral content of seven Brazilian infant dairy product categories (petit Suisse cheeses, fermented milks, yogurts, fermented dairy beverage, dairy dessert, Requeijão cremoso spreadable cheese and UHT dairy beverages) and estimate their contribution to daily intake. Design/methodology/approach: The composition of major (Ca, K, Mg, and Na) and trace (Pb, Cd, Cu and Mn) minerals was determined using Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry. Furthermore, a comparative analysis of the mineral levels with the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) at different child development stages was carried out. Findings: High Ca levels were obs..

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