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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 6 (2020)

Nutritional and physical properties of pseudo-cereal based geriatric food mix supplemented with moringa leaves

Author(s):

Ankit Bharti, Alpana Singh, Praveen Kumar Patle, Faruk Ansari and Anubha Upadhyay

Abstract:
The cornerstone of geriatric nutrition is a well-balanced diet. In this study, an attempt has been made to formulate a geriatric food gruel mix with higher nutritive value. All geriatric food mixes prepared from quinova, amaranth, moringa and other ingredients were nutritionally superior in terms of protein, fat, fibre, ash, iron, zinc and ascorbic acid but carbohydrate content was estimated as lower than control sample in all modified formulations. Thus in the light of the scientific data it may be concluded that quinoa, amaranth (pseudo-cereal) and moringa are good source of macro and micro nutrients hence open the way of introducing these materials to daily food items to prevent health problems.

Pages: 16-20  |  230 Views  33 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Ankit Bharti, Alpana Singh, Praveen Kumar Patle, Faruk Ansari and Anubha Upadhyay. Nutritional and physical properties of pseudo-cereal based geriatric food mix supplemented with moringa leaves. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(6S):16-20.