Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 36 issue 1 (march 2017) : 52-57

Effect of germination on proximate principles, minerals and anti nutrients of flaxseeds

Priyanka Kajla*, Alka Sharma, Dev Raj Sood
1<p>Department of Food Technology,&nbsp;Guru Jambheshwar University of Science &amp; Technology, Hisar-125 001, India.</p>
Cite article:- Kajla* Priyanka, Sharma Alka, Sood Raj Dev (2017). Effect of germination on proximate principles, minerals and antinutrients of flaxseeds . Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 36(1): 52-57. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.v36i01.7459.

Four flaxseed varieties viz., JL-27, JL-23, JLS-6, and JLS-9 were germinated for 48 hours. Moisture, fat, protein, and fibre, minerals and antinutritional factors were analyzed in germinated flaxseeds and were compared with the raw. Macro and micro minerals were also assessed for both raw and germinated flaxseeds. Results showed significant variations between raw and germinated flaxseeds. Germinated flaxseeds were more nutritious as compared to raw flaxseeds. Raw flaxseeds were rich in macro minerals whereas germination significantly improved the micro mineral profile of flaxseeds. Germinated JLS-9 seeds revealed maximum significant increase for iron, zinc and manganese. Germination process significantly reduced the cyanogenic glycosides and phytic acid. Maximum reduction for cyanogenic glycosides (82.37%) was noted in JLS-9, whereas phytic acid decline was maximum (52.27%) in JL-23. 

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