Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 35 issue 4 (december 2016) : 304-309

Complementary health food rich in micronutrients

Arpitha Gaddam*, Kavita Waghray, Srinivas Maloo
1<p>Department of Food Technology, University College of Technology (A), Osmania University,&nbsp;Hyderabad-500 007, India.</p>
Cite article:- Gaddam* Arpitha, Waghray Kavita, Maloo Srinivas (2016). Complementary health food rich in micronutrients . Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 35(4): 304-309. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.v35i4.6629.

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.

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