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Development of Nutrionally defined Metabolic Diets for Aerospace Travel

Report Number: AMRL TR 65-218
Author: Hollender, H.
Author: Dymsza, H. A.
Author: Klicka, M.
Corporate Author: U.S. Army Natic Laboratories
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1965-12
Pages: 16
Contract: AMD-AM 4-40011
Project: 7164
Task: 716405
AD Number: AD0635499

Data compiled during the development of a nutrient defined diet in various flavors and physical forms are presented. The formulation of a liquid form of this diet including the nutrient composition, emulsion stability, antifoaming agents, flavor selection, and the techniques of packaging are discussed. An assessment of the organoleptic quality of the liquid nutrient defined diet by taste panel experts revealed a rating of 6.0 or above for the vanilla and chocolate flavors using a 9 point hedonic scale. Although slightly acceptable to taste panelists, this diet needs major flavor improvement if it is to be considered for use as the sole nutrient source for humans for prolonged periods of time. At the present time, this nutrient defined formulation is considered the best available liquid diet for sole support of humans in aerospace systems.

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