2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 1, PART C
Screening of best little millet variety based on physical and nutritional characteristics
Author(s): Karuppasamy P and D Malathi
Little millet varieties (T2V1 - CO2 (TNAU), T2V2 - CO4 (TNAU), T2V3 - CO3 (TNAU), T2V4 - Chittansamai (landrace), T2V5 - Kozhuthanasamai (landrace), T2V6 - Market variety), were procured from different places and study their physical and nutritional characteristics to found that best little millet variety for the standardization of different value added products. The physical characteristics of little millet varieties viz., thousand grain weight, thousand grain volume and bulk density were studied. Among the six varieties T2V2 was higher than other varieties. The values of thousand grain weight, thousand grain volume and bulk density of whole grain and dehulled grain was 2.87 and 2.47, 4.00 and 3.20 and 0.75 and 0.92 for T2V2. The Carbohydrate, protein, crude fibre, calcium and iron content was 66.75g, 7.50g, 7.40g, 16.50mg and 9.15mg in CO4 (TNAU) respectively. The overall results revealed that T2V2 sample were comparatively higher in physical and nutrient content than the other varieties; it was found that the variety T2V2 were best suited for the product development.
How to cite this article:
Karuppasamy P and D Malathi. Screening of best little millet variety based on physical and nutritional characteristics. International Journal of Home Science. 2019; 5(1): 152-154.