Vitamin A deficiency is common in sub-Saharan Africa. In Nigeria, it affects about 20% of pregnant women and 30% of children under five years. It is said that lack of vitamin A can impair immune systems and vision which could cause blindness.
OYATO CRUNCHY STRIPS made from yellow cassava contains high levels of β-carotene, which is a precursor to vitamin A. Cassava is also a major source of carbohydrates, 80% of which are starch.
OYATO CRUNCHY STRIPS can provide up to 25% of daily recommended Vitamin A intake. Since cassava is a major part of many people’s diets, introducing OYATO crunchy strips from yellow cassava fortified with Vitamin A is an excellent innovation to improve health on a large scale.