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Title: Value addition and nutritional fortification of finger millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.] using bark of Gethi (Boehmeria regulosa Wedd.) tree
Authors: Khulbe, RK
Sood, Salej
Sharma, Anubhuti
Agrawal, PK
Bhatt, JC
Keywords: Finger millet;Value addition;Nutritional fortification;Roti;Indian flatbread;Gethi;Boehmeria regulosa
Issue Date: Jul-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, A23, A21D 13/00, A21D 17/00, A47G 19/26, A47G 19/32, A47J 39/02, A47J 47/01, GO1N 33/02
Abstract: Finger millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.], an important coarse cereal of Indian Subcontinent and Africa, is devoid of gluten and, therefore, lacks the bread making quality of wheat. A traditional method of imparting finger millet the bread making quality of wheat using bark of a tree locally known as Gethi (Boehmeria regulosa Wedd.) and, the physical properties and nutritional composition of the bark are reported in the present study. The method has been found effective with other coarse cereals such as maize, sorghum, pearl millet and barnyard millet, and pseudo-cereals, viz. buckwheat and amaranth. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of the bark showed presence of appreciable amounts of phenolics, flavonoids and antioxidant activity, besides high viscosity. The bark is also rich in iron and zinc, signifying its potential efficacy in nutritional fortification of coarse cereals and pseudo-cereals apart from improving their bread making quality.
Page(s): 519-524
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.13(3) [July 2014]

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