Maize products are notoriously deficient in certain essential nutrients, amongst
others, some members of the B-complex vitamins. Such deficiencies are furthermore
aggravated in processing maize.
Two maize products, one a whole white maize meal and the other a white
maize flour (processed) were studied. These maize products were incorporated in
balanced rations enriched with a vitamin product known to contain some of the
essential members of the B-complex vitamins. Growth tests using adolescent albino
rats were carried out. The results clearly indicated the beneficial effect of the
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