Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 4 (2018)
Organoleptic quality of supplementary foods developed from nutricereals and its acceptability by adolescent girls
Dr. Sarita Srivastava and Dr. Priyanka Kumari
Adolescent girls form an important vulnerable sector of population that constitute about one-tenth of Indian population. Under-nutrition among adolescents is a serious public health problem, especially in developing countries. Early adolescence is the critical period of rapid physical growth and changes in body composition, physiology and endocrine in the life cycle after the first year. In this context, the present study was taken up among early adolescent girls residing in the urban area of Muzaffarpur District, Bihar, India. Keeping in view the nutritional requirement of Adolescent girls, an impact study of organoleptic quality and acceptability of supplementary foods developed from nutricereals for adolescent girls has been carried out. In case of supplementary food developed from Quality Protein Maize the general score was 7.5 for colour, 8.06 for flavor, 7.3 for taste, 6.90 for texture and 7.03 for general acceptability. The score for general acceptability was 7.8 for supplementary based on quality protein maize. It can be observed that the score for general acceptability was above 7 in quality protein maize based supplementary food that indicates that the product has been liked much by adolescents for whom product has been developed.
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Dr. Sarita Srivastava and Dr. Priyanka Kumari. Organoleptic quality of supplementary foods developed from nutricereals and its acceptability by adolescent girls. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(4S):358-360.