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Complementary health food rich in micronutrients

DOI: 10.18805/ajdfr.v35i4.6629    | Article Id: DR-1087 | Page : 304-309
Citation :- Complementary health food rich in micronutrients .Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2016.(35):304-309

Arpitha Gaddam*, Kavita Waghray and Srinivas Maloo

arpithagaddam@gmail.com
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Department of Food Technology, University College of Technology (A), Osmania University, Hyderabad-500 007, India.

Submitted Date : 3-12-2015
Accepted Date : 9-11-2016

Abstract

A health food was developed by blending ragi malt (finger millet malt) with oats flour to avail complementary health benefits. Micronutrients are essential for growth and development of children below five years, for proper functioning of every system in the body and are vital for good health. Finger millet is rich source of calcium, iron and dietary fiber, while oats are dense with dietary fiber, proteins, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Ragi malt was blended with oats flour at different levels 10%, 20% and 30% respectively. The incorporated products were subjected to sensory analysis by a panel of 30 members using 5 point Hedonic scale. Formula 1 (10% oats flour formulation) was rated superior to control sample. The superior sample was analyzed and results were compared with FSSAI standards for Malt Based Foods. Shelf life of the product was about 90 days under ambient environment when packed and stored in metallized polyester.

Keywords

Metallized polyester Micronutrients Oats flour Ragi malt Sensory evaluation Shelf life.

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