Fakir Md. Yunus, Chowdhury Jalal, MBBS, PhD, Gordon A. Zello, Kaosar Afsana, Albert Vandenberg, and Diane M. DellaValle. Nutrients , 2021, 13(4), 1080 https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041080 .

Published: March 26, 2021



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Widely consumed is daal (lentils) are an ideal vehicle for iron (Fe) fortification. It was critical to determine an acceptable portion size of daal in meals to carry out a subsequent study to assess the efficacy of the fortified lentils in improving iron status of a population. This community-based non-randomized crossover feeding trial was designed to determine the portion size that the adolescent girls in rural Bangladesh could feasibly consume. Results show that 37.5 g of raw lentil in a thick cooking preparation using a local recipe was most acceptable. Results of this research are important for future iron-fortified lentils programing.