Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 31 issue 4 (december 2012) : 297 - 300


Bhatiwada Nidhi*, V. Indira1
1Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore- 570 020, India.
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Cite article:- Nidhi* Bhatiwada, Indira1 V. (2023). EFFECT OF STORAGE ON NUTRITIONAL AND SENSORY QUALITIES OF GRAIN AMARANTH (AMARANTHUS HYPOCHONDRIACUS) FLOUR. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 31(4): 297 - 300. doi: .
Grain amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) flour stored for six months in airtight glass containers at room temperature was analyzed for nutrient composition initially and after 3rd and 6th month of storage. No significant effect on nutrients was observed but sensory qualities decreased in sixth months of storage.
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