Nutritional Evaluation of a Precooked Dehydrated Diet for Possible Use in Aerospace Systems
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-98 Author(s): K. J. Smith; E. W. Speckmann; Paul A. Lachance; Dorothea W. Dunco Corporate Author: Miami Valley Hospital Research Department Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories Date of Publication: 1966-10 Pages: 5 Project: 7164 AD Number: AD0674127
Abstract: The use of precooked dehydrated and bite-sized compressed foods has been proposed for the nutritional support of man during prolonged aerospace missions. The effects of feeding a diet composed completely of these foods were studied in three 42-day experiments utilizing a total of 12 subjects maintained in a controlled environment. The experimental diet was equal in organoleptic acceptability to a diet composed of fresh, canned, and heat-processed foods. The diet form had no effect on subject body weight, nutrient balance, or food digestibility. Subjects did not notice increased gas production or encounter gastrointestinal distress.
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