NEW DELHI: India’s premier scientific research body, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Mysuru-based constituent laboratory, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI), has developed an Omega-3 and Vitamin-E enriched frozen nutritional dessert – called Nutrice – from vegetarian sources.

“This product will provide the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of omega-3 for children in one serving”, said the ministry of science and technology while announcing the properties of Nutrice cream, developed by the CSIR-CFTRI in association with the Oleome Biosolutions, Bengaluru and the Dairy Classic Ice Creams Pvt Ltd.

It said, “Using the knowledge of traditional Indian food habits, the CSIR-CFTRI has developed a diverse array of food products such as nutri-chikki incorporated with spirulina, rice mix, high protein rusk, energy food, nutri sprinkle, sesame paste and fortified mango bar so as to address the varying nutritional requirements of people.

“The products are analyzed for their nutritional composition and other parameters such as sensory, shelf-life, packaging and microbial safety”.

Dietary supplementation of Omega-3 fats, which are the poly unsaturated fatty acids, are beneficial for brain development in children and good health in elderly population.