In a world where nutritious food is often out of reach for many, a ray of hope has emerged through a new innovation discovered and patented by the International Potato Center (CIP) in Peru on January 17, 2023, under the Certificate No. 11636. The new invention is a nutritional composition designed to combat malnutrition and its associated health issues. This is a new way to fight malnutrition that’s affordable and rich in essential micronutrients like iron, zinc, and β-carotene (pro-vitamin A). Let’s dive into the details of this remarkable breakthrough and understand how it’s set to transform lives.
A New Chapter in Nutrition: Unveiling the Nutritional Composition
Malnutrition, especially deficiencies in vital micronutrients, is a widespread concern that affects millions of lives. But there’s good news on the horizon. A recent patent titled “Nutritional Composition of Pachyrhizus spp and Ipomoea batatas with High Micronutrient Concentration” offers a glimmer of hope. This innovative composition leverages the power of two natural sources: Pachyrhizus spp and Ipomoea batatas, commonly known as sweet potato.
A Micronutrient Boost to Fight Deficiencies
Imagine a single solution that addresses multiple nutrient deficiencies – that’s exactly what this nutritional composition brings to the table. It is packed with iron, zinc, and β-carotene (pro-vitamin A) and is designed to tackle malnutrition-related diseases head-on. Iron deficiency, zinc deficiency, and lack of vitamin A are significant global health concerns, particularly in regions with limited access to diverse diets.
Flexible and Easy to Use
What’s remarkable about this innovation is its versatility. The composition can be consumed directly by reconstituting it with water. But that’s not all – it can be seamlessly integrated into a variety of dishes, ranging from juices and custards to cookies and breads. This adaptability ensures that people can access its benefits in ways that suit their preferences and dietary habits.
A Cost-Effective Solution with Real Impact
Malnutrition isn’t just a health challenge; it’s also often tied to economic disparities. This composition is designed to be cost-effective, making it an accessible option for a wide range of populations. By eliminating the need for additional supplementation during manufacturing it’s a practical and affordable solution that has the potential to make a meaningful impact.
Unlocking Bioavailability for Better Health
One of the key factors that sets this composition apart is its high bioavailability. In simple terms, this means that the nutrients are easily absorbed by the body, enhancing their effectiveness. This is particularly true for iron, an essential mineral that’s notorious for its low bioavailability in many plant-based foods.
Empowering Nutrition with Nature’s Goodness
This innovation draws its power from two natural sources: Pachyrhizus spp and Ipomoea batatas. Pachyrhizus spp, commonly cultivated in regions like Central and South America, and sweet potatoes, which are widely recognized for their health benefits, combine to create a potent nutritional solution. This holistic approach harnesses the best of nature to address nutritional deficiencies.
Changing Lives One Nutrient at a Time
The impact of this innovation reaches far beyond the laboratory. By addressing malnutrition and its consequences, such as anemia and vitamin A deficiency, it holds the potential to improve the lives of millions, especially children in vulnerable regions. It’s not just about providing sustenance; it’s about paving the way for healthier, brighter futures.
Final Thoughts: A Nutritional Revolution
In a world where malnutrition poses significant challenges, this new patent invention is a beacon of hope. It’s a reminder that innovation can bring positive change, especially when it comes to issues as critical as health and nutrition. With its rich micronutrient content, adaptability, and affordability, the nutritional composition offers a glimpse into a future where nutritious solutions are accessible to all. As we move forward, let’s celebrate this remarkable breakthrough and its potential to create a healthier, happier world for everyone.
This patent was made possible through a collaborative partnership and pro bono support from the Colmenares law firm led by attorney Maria del Carmen Arana Courrejolles, and the patent expert Paolo Cayetano Terrel, who assisted in drafting the patent and passing the patentability exam.