2023, VOL. 9 ISSUE 1, PART A
Finger Millet is rich in many nutrients like calcium, protein, iron and other minerals. It is low in fat most of which are unsaturated fats. Flaxseeds reduced the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. They are very easy to incorporate into the diet. Chikki is a popular Indian sweet snack and is consumed by a large section of the population. Since the product is popular among all sections of population in the country. An attempt was made to further enrich with nutraceuticals by incorporating flax seeds & finger millets flour so this research is planned to make use of flaxseed and finger millets in a form of chikki. The objective of the study was to develop & standardize the finger millets & flaxseed chikki; Preliminary trials were done for preparing chikki with incorporation of finger millets and flaxseeds. Sensory and nutritional analysis was done in the study shows that good acceptability of chikki. Acceptable product was further evaluated for nutritional analysis of the chikki. Shelf life studies for period of one month were also studied. Costing was also calculated for chikki. So, research study is proposed to be undertaken to make use of nutritious chikki by all age group of people. The study will be intend on the use of finger millets flour & flaxseed on regular basis by incorporating in chikki which is a ready to eat product which can be consumed in day-to-day basis.