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Seasonal availability and dietary intake of beta-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit of 2-year-old to 5-year-old children in a rural South African setting growing these crops at household level.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18097843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study determined the seasonal availability and dietary intake of beta-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit in a rural South African community growing these crops at household level. Monitoring year-round availability of vegetables and fruit in five local shops during 2004 showed that beta-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit were seldom available in the shops. The dietary intake of 2-year-old to 5-year-old children was determined during February, May, August and November in 2004 and 2005 using an unquantified food frequency questionnaire and 5-day repeated 24-h recall (2005 only). Consumption of beta-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit showed seasonal variation. Inadequate dietary vitamin A intake ranged from 6% in November to 21% in February and August. beta-Carotene-rich vegetables and fruit contributed 49-74% of the total vitamin A intake. It is concluded that beta-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit contribute a major part of the dietary vitamin A intake. Consumption of individual beta-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit fluctuated according to the season; nonetheless, an adequate dietary vitamin A intake was maintained throughout the year for the majority of the study population.
Authors:
Mieke Faber; Ria Laubscher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food sciences and nutrition     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0963-7486     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-21     Completed Date:  2008-08-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432922     Medline TA:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Nutritional Intervention Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Tyerberg, South Africa. mieke.faber@mrc.ac.za
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antioxidants / administration & dosage*,  analysis
Child, Preschool
Diet*
Diet Surveys
Food Supply*
Fruit
Gardening
Humans
Rural Population
Seasons*
South Africa
Vegetables
beta Carotene / administration & dosage*,  analysis
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antioxidants; 7235-40-7/beta Carotene

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