His journey with this project began three years ago when he realized that in the community of Quimpitiriky, district of Sivia, province of Huanta, Ayacucho, the rate of childhood anemia was one of the highest in Peru even though this place is characterized by its fertile soils for the cultivation of banana, corn and cocoa.
“Garay was preparing at that time his thesis with which he would graduate as an agro-industrial engineer at the National University of San Cristóbal de Huamanga. Before beginning his research, he was already aware that the children had a hemoglobin level between 8 and 10 g / dL. This motivated him to develop a product that uses inputs to combat this deficiency”, Publimetro wrote.
The product that Garay developed consists of cookies that, after a month of consumption, allows to raise the hemoglobin levels thanks to a formula based on quinoa, bovine blood, kiwicha and cocoa.
“According to a laboratory in Lima, accredited by the National Institute of Quality (Inacal), the amount of iron that contains 100 grams of these cookies is 20 mg, one of the highest in the market for this type of product. After consuming the Nutri Hierro cookies, the children’s hemoglobin levels went up to 14 and 16 g / dL”, the aforementioned media informed.
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