Table 1

Nutrient composition of key therapeutic foods used in the treatment of severe acute malnutrition

F-75
(100 mL)
F-100
(100 mL)
Ready-to-use therapeutic food
(100 g)
Energy (kcal)75100543
Protein (g)0.92.913.6
Lactose (g)1.34.2
Potassium (mg)1562461111
Sodium (mg)1444189
Magnesium (mg)10.517.792
Zinc (mg)22.314
Copper (mg)0.250.251.78
Osmolarity (mOsm/L)413419
% of total energy from protein51210–12
% of total energy from fat365345–60