Sensory and nutritional evaluation of biscuits Prepared from pearl millet (bajra)

Mehra, A. and Singh, U. (2017) Sensory and nutritional evaluation of biscuits Prepared from pearl millet (bajra). International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, 2 (4). pp. 47-49.

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The present study was undertaken with the objectives of evolving biscuits containing bajra to find out their acceptability and nutritive value. Biscuits were prepared by using whole wheat flour, bajra flour, sugar, ghee by substituting whole wheat flour with bajra flour. The different samples prepared were Type A, Type B, Type C, Type D and Type E in the ratios of (whole wheat flour:bajra flour) 100, 75:25, 50:50, 25:75, 100 respectively. The developed biscuits were sensory evaluated using nine point hedonic scale. Results showed that biscuit Type E was highly acceptable as scored (8.4±0.09) whereas biscuit Type B was least acceptable as scored (7.5±0.03). Highest energy, fat and iron were observed in Type E (1010 Kcal), (55 g) and (8 mg) respectively. Likewise fat, protein, carbohydrate, fibre and calcium were observed in Type B (68.3 g), (11.9 g), (118.5 g), (1.7 g) and (52.5 g) respectively. Biscuit (Type E) was most acceptable and analysed for proximate and mineral content along with standard biscuit (Type A). Result shows that biscuit prepared with bajra flour (Type E) was found to be high in carbohydrate (56.4 g), fat (23.2±0.1 g) and iron (9.4±0.2 mg) than standard biscuit (Type A). Thus replacement of traditional food like whole wheat flour with bajra flour for preparing biscuits is feasible and beneficial too and also were very well accepted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hedonic scale, pearl millet, nutritive value
Author Affiliation: M.Sc. Student, Department of Foods and Nutrition Government Home Science College Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Subjects: Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 08:45

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