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Globalization and Health

, 9:26

First Online: 23 June 2013Received: 27 January 2013Accepted: 14 June 2013DOI: 10.1186-1744-8603-9-26

Cite this article as: Muhihi, A., Gimbi, D., Njelekela, M. et al. Global Health 2013 9: 26. doi:10.1186-1744-8603-9-26

Abstract

BackgroundDietary changes characterized by a reduction in carbohydrate quality are occurring in developing countries and may be associated with a higher prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus. We assessed the preferences and acceptability of unrefined whole grain carbohydrate staples i.e., brown rice, unrefined maize and unrefined sorghum ugali as substitutes for commonly consumed refined carbohydrates in Tanzania.

MethodsA questionnaire was used to collect sociodemographic information and dietary habits, and pre-and post-tasting questionnaires were administered for test foods. A 10-point LIKERT scale was used to rate attributes of the three test foods.

ResultsWhite rice and refined maize ugali were the most commonly consumed carbohydrate staples in this population; 98% and 91%, respectively. Occasional consumption of unrefined maize and sorghum ugali was reported by 32% and 23% of the participants, respectively. All of the test foods were highly rated for smell, taste, color, appearance and texture. Taste was rated highest for unrefined maize ugali. Almost all of the participants were willing to participate in a future dietary intervention involving regular consumption of these unrefined carbohydrates for at least six months duration.

ConclusionsThese findings suggest that whole grain carbohydrates are highly acceptable, and that there is a promising potential for their use in future dietary intervention studies in Tanzania.

KeywordsAcceptability Brown rice Unrefined carbohydrates Obesity Tanzania  Download fulltext PDF



Autor: Alfa Muhihi - Dorothy Gimbi - Marina Njelekela - Emmanuel Shemaghembe - Kissah Mwambene - Faraja Chiwanga - Vasanti S Mali

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