Hazelnuts May Make Better Baby Formula

May 29, 2012
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Hazelnuts May Make Better Baby Formula

Researchers at the University of Georgia are saying that fats from hazelnut oil may be the key to making a better baby formula.

A recent study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry shows that fats from hazelnut oil contain certain healthful fatty acids at the same molecular position found on fats from human milk.

"The fatty acid profile of human milk is the gold standard when designing the fat composition of infant formulas," said Casimir Akoh, a research professor of food science and technology at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. "The unique structure of human milk fat increases digestion and absorption of the fatty acids and improves calcium absorption."

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