Lipid Nutrient Supplement Paste Medium Quantity (LNS-MQ)

last updated : 2019/05/22
Code Description Budget Price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
LIPID BASED NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENT, paste, medium, sachet 50g CH 0.95 0.05kg 0 Add


General information

Lipid Nutrient Supplement paste- Medium Quantity (LNS MQ) is a high-energy fortified food used by humanitarian agencies, Ministries of Health, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations for the prevention of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). LNS-MQ targets children 6 months and older, suffering from MAM.  LNS MQ may be used in harsh climatic conditions.

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: 50g sachet, approximately 275 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
  • Colour Coding on Sachet : YELLOW
  • 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