Studies on preparation of fasting biscuits
Arpita Srivastava and Ekta Batra
Biscuit is a term used for a variety of primarily flour-based baked food products. Usually biscuits are made by refined flour or wheat flour. Due to the growing health awareness among consumers and increasing demand for healthy food product the study was done to deal with the formulation of biscuits using Amaranthus paniculatus commonly known as Rajgira, an important food in Indian fasting rituals. The health benefits attributes decreasing cholesterol levels, stimulating the immune system, exerting an antitumor activity, reducing blood glucose levels and improving conditions of hypertension and anemia. It is a good source of calcium, protein and amino acids and is rich in iron, magnesium, vitamins A, B and C too. Vitamin C helps in reducing the risk of osteoporosis and risk of cancer and also helps in migraine. It also helps in reducing blood cholesterol level.
How to cite this article:
Arpita Srivastava, Ekta Batra. Studies on preparation of fasting biscuits. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(12):294-296.