Development of Vitamin A fortified lassi using natural sources
Rekha Chawla and S Sivakumar
Micronutrient deficiency diseases is one of the common and widespread problem which requires immediate attention. Amongst various deficiency issues, vitamin A deficiency as occupied a prominent role not only in rural population but amongst urban population as well. The reasons can be attributed to either changing lifestyle or ignorance towards health. Therefore, the remedial action should be such which requires minimum efforts to combat the same. Dairy products only provide about 6-9% of total vitamin A intake in Indian diet without any fortification. Hence, fortification of such kind of milk and milk based products with vitamin A will improve the nutritional status of such foods as functional foods. Considering the same, mango and beetroot powder were used for fortification and different ratios were assessed for overall acceptability.
How to cite this article:
Rekha Chawla, S Sivakumar. Development of Vitamin A fortified lassi using natural sources. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):326-329.