Quinoa bar a novel food: A review
Bawachkar RR, More DR, Ghatge PU and Praveen BR
In recent years, the consumption of fast food and snack has increased, there has been increased trend for healthy food and functional food is at high rate. Due to change in lifestyle people move towards ready to eat foods like cereal bar that offers a fast, convenient food that require little preparation, having long self-life and no refrigeration. Cereals are the good source of carbohydrates, protein, fat, fibre, nutraceuticals and functional components. Quinoa is considered a pseudocereal having protein of high biological value, carbohydrates of low glycemic index, phytosteroids and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids that bring benefits to the human health. Several studies shows that the cereal bars can offers high concentration of protein, fibres, vitamins and minerals being a practical and convenient way to ingest nutrients considered essential for good functioning and thus preventing and controlling certain diseases such as malnutrition(children), obesity, celiac disease, CVD, cancer, diabetics. This review presents the nutritional composition and health benefits of cereal bar from quinoa that helps to make a good choice as it cater the several nutritional deficiencies in developing countries.
How to cite this article:
Bawachkar RR, More DR, Ghatge PU and Praveen BR. Quinoa bar a novel food: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(6S): 82-86.