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Vol. 7, Issue 10 (2018)

Nutrient composition of millet composite flour

Jyoti M Rathod and Sarojini JK
Millets are a group of small seeded species of cereal crops, widely grown around the world for food and fodder. Millets are comparable to major cereals with respect to their nutritional features and also are very good sources of carbohydrates, micronutrients and phytochemicals with nutraceutical properties. Study was carried out to evaluate the nutrient composition of millet composite mix. The millet composite flour was analysed for proximate principles like moisture, protein, fat, ash, fibre, carbohydrate, dietary fibre, mineral composition and essential amino acid profile using standard procedure. Results revealed that the protein, fat, ash, energy and crude fibre content was significantly higher in composite flour compared to wheat flour. The insoluble fibre, total dietary fibre content was significantly higher in composite flour (20.59 g and 26.65 g/100 g) compared to wheat flour (18.45 g and 23.48 g/ 100 g). All the minerals in composite flour were significantly higher compared to wheat flour. It can be concluded that millets have better nutritional quality than wheat flour.
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How to cite this article:
Jyoti M Rathod, Sarojini JK. Nutrient composition of millet composite flour. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(10):307-310.

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