Radhai Sri, S and Thamarai Selvi, M (2018) Quality Characteristics of Multigrain Nutri Bar. International journal of basic and applied research, 8 (9). pp. 560-564. ISSN 2278-0505

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The consumption of fast food and snacks increased significantly in recent years, revealing
a trend of change in lifestyle of the population. The new trend for consumption of healthy and
innovative food product has leaded the market of cereal-bars to a gradual growth. The
consumption of cereal bars has increased mainly among young consumers. Multigrain nutri bars
are a popular and convenient food and therefore would be an ideal food format to deliver
essential nutrients. Combined use of cereal, millets and legume proteins overcome their
individual deficits and increases the nutritional quality of products. These energy bars are
prepared in the form of tablets either using compression technology or using different binders of
choice. Nutri-bar provides greater reduction in hunger and increase in fullness than conventional
low-calorie foods. The study was focused on formulation of multigrain nutri bar and to assess the
sensory acceptability, physicochemical and nutrient quality of the developed bars. Sensory
scores of the product revealed that color, taste, texture, aroma, appearance and overall quality
were in acceptable range with mean score of 7.5. The moisture and ash content of the formulated
bar were 9.12 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively. The formulated multigrain nutri bar
provides 475Kcal energy, 73.55g carbohydrate, 8.26g protein and 7.7g fat. The results confirmed
that the multigrain nutri bar attained comparable quality characteristics which are convenient and
cost effective. The results indicated the suitability of coarse cereals and legumes for formulation of
healthy nutri bar to improve the health status of young adults.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cereal, multigrain, millet, breakfast, nutri bar
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Nutrition, Food Service Management & Dietetics
Depositing User: Mr Team Mosys
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 06:06
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2023 06:24
URI: http://ir.psgcas.ac.in/id/eprint/1702

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