Profile Albumin and Beta Carotene Formula Instant Baby Porridge

Dewi Kartika Sari, Ali Rosidi, Hafni Rahmawati


Complementary feeding should be given to infants after 6 months to increase nutritional needs.  Complementary feeding that is hygienic, practical to serve, and known by instant baby porridge. Toimprove the nutrition content of baby porridge can be substituted with Protein and vitamin A source such as snakehead fish (Ophiocephalus striatus ) meal and pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) flour. The purpose of this study was to determine the albumin and beta-carotene profiles of instant baby porridge substitution with 15 and 20% snakehead fish meal and 10 and 15% yellow pumpkin flour. Preparation of instant baby porridge uses dry mixing method. The ingredients that have been processed (dried) then mixed according to the variation of the formula of MP-ASI. The Instant baby porridge, that was white rice powdered, ready to eat after brewed with hot water ± 60oC at a ratio of 1 : 1. The results showed that the best formula of instant baby porridge with 20% snakehead fish meal and 15% pumpkin flour substitution, has the highest albumin and beta carotene profile, the value were 2.20% and 3.40 mg/100 g or  283.33 µg/100 g vitamin A, respectively.


albumin, beta carotene, instant baby porridge, pumpkin, snakehead fish

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