2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART C
Formulation of a low cost nutritious product to fulfil the macronutrient and micronutrient deficiencies of the economically challenged population
Author(s): Mayurakshi Kundu and Dr. Adrija Sarkar
Food habits of the economically challenged people were observed. They restrict themselves to cereal and pulses as they are cheaper options available for consumption. They have limited list of vegetables which they have in plenty. As fish, meat, milk and fruits are priced high, they often opt for egg. Thus, consumption of selective items and not a balanced diet made them highly prone to malnutrition and other deficiency disorders. Hence the aim was to plan a product for these people which would be cheap and at the same time nutritious. In order to execute the plan, a food product, “chikki” was made with nuts, puffed rice, rice flakes, jaggery, and roasted gram flour to make a product rich of micronutrients and also some macronutrients. The choice of the ingredients was based on its easy availability, price and nutrition. The product was quick to make and nourishing which served the purpose. The shelf life was studied and biochemical quantification was also examined.
How to cite this article:
Mayurakshi Kundu, Dr. Adrija Sarkar. Formulation of a low cost nutritious product to fulfil the macronutrient and micronutrient deficiencies of the economically challenged population. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(2):171-174.