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Peroxide value, acid value and vitamins A and E contents of the studied Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs). The products are classified according to the increasing time of storage, from left to right.

Maximum acceptable peroxide value: 10 mEqO2/kg of lipid (CXS 19-1981, FAO/WHO, 2019).

Maximum acceptable acid value: 0.6 g/100 g lipid (CXS 19-1981, FAO/WHO, 2019).

Lower and upper limits for vitamin A: 800–1200 μg RE/100 g of fresh matter (FM) (CX/NFSDU 19/41/6, FAO/WHO, 2019).

Lower limit for vitamin E: 20 mg α-TE/100 g of FM (CX/NFSDU 19/41/6, FAO/WHO, 2019).

Different letters correspond to significant differences between samples (p < 0.05).

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