Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions I
Photo essay to show the PlumpyNut production at Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions Edesia is a non-profit producer of Ready-to-Use Foods headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and the US licensee and partner of the French company, Nutriset. Edesia is part of Nutriset's global PlumpyField network of 13 producers that each make a range of nutritious, peanut-based Ready-to-Use Foods to treat and prevent childhood malnutrition in developing countries. Since opening in March 2010, Edesia's factory with 37 workers has been able to reach over 825,000 children in 26 countries. Plumpy'nut is a peanut-based paste in a plastic wrapper for treatment of severe acute malnutrition. It has a two-year shelf-life and requires no water, preparation, or refrigeration. Its ease of use has made mass treatment of malnutrition in famine situations more efficient than in the past. It supports rapid weight gain, which can make the difference between life and death for a young child. The product is also easy for children to eat since they can feed themselves the soft paste. The fortified peanut butter-like paste contains a balance of fats, carbohydrates and proteins, and vitamins and minerals. The fortified peanut butter-like paste contains a balance of fats, carbohydrates and proteins, and vitamins and minerals. Peanuts contain easily-digested monounsaturated fats. They are also relatively high in calories, which means that a patient receives a lot of nutrition from small amounts, important because malnutrition shrinks the stomach. They are rich in zinc and protein — both supportive for the immune system and long bone growth in reversing stunted height, while protein also contributes to muscle development. Peanuts are also an excellent source of vitamin E, an essential nutrient. (source: Wikipedia)Read More
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