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Table 1

Characteristics of the Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) selected for the study.

Sample name Origin Storage duration and shelf life (months) Ingredients
RUTF_1 Cambodia *SD: 6-9
**SL: 12
Vegetable oil, canola oil, mungo bean, soybean, sugar, maltodextrin, fish, rice, coconut, premix***
RUTF_2 France *SD: 3-5-11
**SL: 24
Sugar, peanuts, vegetable oils (rape, palm, soya), skimmed milk powder, whey powder, premix***, stabilizer (fully hydrogenated fat, mono and diglycerides), vegetable lecithin (soya or sunflower)
RUTF_3 Vietnam *SD: 11-12
**SL: 12
Mungo bean, sesame, extruded rice, maltodextrin, roasted soya powder, whole milk powder, sugar powder, canola oil, vegetable oil, lipid powder, lactose powder, premix***

*SD: storage duration; **SL: shelf life; ***premix of vitamins and minerals.

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