Lipid Nutrient Supplement Paste Large Quantity (LNS-LQ)

last updated : 2019/02/23
Code Description Budget Price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
LIPID BASED NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENT, paste, large, sachet 100g CH 0.28 0.1kg 0,15L Add


General information

Ready-to-use Supplementary food Paste - also called Lipid Nutrient Supplement Large Quantity (RUSF- LNS LQ) is a high-energy fortified food used by humanitarian agencies, Ministries of Health, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). LNS-LQ  targets children 6 months and older, suffering from MAM.  LNS LQ may be used in harsh climatic conditions and may be the sole source of food, except for water and breast milk, during the period of use.

It is a lipid-based matrix with added vitamins and minerals. The most commonly used main ingredients are: peanut paste, vegetable oil, sugar, skimmed milk powder, vitamin and mineral premix.

  • Usual presentation: 100g sachet, approximately 500 kcal for management of dietary intake
  • Instructions of use: the product can be eaten or fed directly from the sachet with no prior cooking, dilution or preparation
  • Color Coding on Sachet : ORANGE
  • Appearance: light brown coloration, smooth, homogeneous texture (no grittiness, no lumps). It is easy to squeeze out of the sachet and presents minimal oil separation
  • Shelf life: minimum 24 months without refrigeration

For 100g of product

Moisture content

2.5% maximum

Water activity

0.2 to 0.5


510-560 kcal



11-16g/100g of product

*As per WHO technical note, source of protein should be selected to reach a PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score) of 70% minimum

Dry Skimmed Milk Protein

Minimum 3.6g/100g


26-36g/100g of product

n-6 fatty acids

0.30g- 1.80g/100g of product

n-3 fatty acids

2.60g- 6.10g/100g of product

Trans-fatty acids

<3% total fat



Vitamin A (Retinol)

550-1150 mcg


270 mg maximum

Vitamin B1(Thiamine)

1.0 mg minimum

Potassium (K)

900-1400 mg

Vitamin B2(Riboflavin)

2.1 mg minimum

Calcium (Ca)

535-750 mg

Vitamin B3(Niacin)

13 mg minimum

Phosphorous (P)

450-750 mg

Vitamin B5(Pantothenic acid)

4 mg minimum

Magnesium (Mg)

150-225 mg

Vitamin B6(Pyridoxine)

1.8 mg minimum

Iron (Fe)

10-14 mg

Vitamin B7(Biotin)

60 mcg minimum

Zinc (Zn)

11-14 mg

Vitamin B9(Folates DFE)

330 mcg minimum

Copper (Cu)

1.4-1.9 mg

Vitamin B12(cobalamin)

2.7 mcg minimum

Selenium (Se)

20-40 mcg

Vitamin C(Ascorbate)

60 mg minimum

Iodine (I)

100-140 mcg

Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)

15-20 mcg

Manganese (Mn)


Vitamin E(Tocopherol acetate)

16 mg minimum

Vitamin K (Phytomenadione)

27 mcg minimum