2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 3, PART A
Bamboo rice is commonly considered as forest produce, since only tribal people has access to harvest of bamboo rice. Bamboo rice is uncommon in our country and in particular it is not available for general population. Hence it is considered as an exotic luxurious food product. Since Bamboo rice is packed with medicinal and nutritional benefits, it should be popularized among individuals to foster healthy eating pattern.
Design of The Study: Bamboo rice cheese cake was developed using bamboo rice flour, fresh cream, Maida and butter. Sensory characteristics including appearance, taste, texture, color, flavor and smell of the bamboo rice cheese cake were assessed. Five-point Hedonic scale was used to assess the sensory characteristics of the developed product and questionnaire structured into knowledge, awareness and practice was used to collect data among prospective consumers.
Place of The Study: This experimental research was carried out by panel of thirty college students, between 18 to 25 years of age residing in Chennai using a questionnaire.
Results and Conclusion: Results showed that 80% of the people habitually do not use bamboo rice in their cooking and 20% of the people use bamboo rice in their cooking. However the frequency of the consumption of bamboo rice is rare. Hence, this study was conducted to popularize exotic bamboo rice.