NASA Improves Baby Food
How NASA made it
NASA was working with algae to find new ways to improve their long space flights. They were trying to find ways that algae could preserve food , or help with waste disposal. In the algae it contains two essential acids known as DHA and ARA. DHA and ARA, found in human milk but not in most infant formulas. This discovery was put to use in baby formula.
How we use it on Earth
Many baby formulas are now enriched with DHA and ARA. The human body naturally produces both DHA and ARA. This helps premature babies especially and babies in their early development. It appears to be helping babies with their vision as well.