Vol. 7, Issue 7 (2018)
Evaluation of millet composite flour
Jyoti M Rathod and Sarojani 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 physico- chemical properties and nutrient composition of millet composite mix. Physical characteristics of millet composite flour including particle size, water absorption, weight, volume, bulk density, total soluble solids, gluten content, colour, were assessed by following standard procedures. The millet composite flour was analysed for proximate principles like moisture, protein, fat, fibre, carbohydrate and dietary fibre. 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) respectively. It can be concluded that millets have better nutritional quality than wheat flour.
How to cite this article:
Jyoti M Rathod, Sarojani JK. Evaluation of millet composite flour. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(7):946-949.