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Folates in Asian noodles: III. Fortification, impact of processing, and enhancement of folate intakes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17995717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Asian noodles, a widely consumed staple food, were evaluated as potential vehicles for fortification with folic acid. Samples of white salted, yellow alkaline, and instant noodles, prepared under controlled laboratory conditions, were fortified and folates were measured at each stage of processing using a microbiological assay. Although the 3 styles showed differing patterns of retention, overall losses were slightly more than 40% and were similar for all styles. White salted and yellow alkaline noodles showed no significant decrease in total folate content during production. In contrast, significant losses occurred for instant noodles during steaming and deep-frying of the noodle strands. In all cases, substantial losses occurred during subsequent cooking of the dried noodles. Fortification at a rate of 50% of the reference value per serving resulted in retention of folate at levels corresponding to 30% following cooking, whereas unfortified noodles contributed less than 4% per serving. It is concluded that fortifying Asian noodles provides an effective means for enhancing folate intake.
Lan T T Bui; Darryl M Small
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food science     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1750-3841     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Sci.     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-12     Completed Date:  2007-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014052     Medline TA:  J Food Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  C288-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Life Sciences and Technology, Victoria Univ., Werribee Campus, PO Box 14428 MCMC, Victoria 8001, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Cookery / methods*
Drug Stability
Flour / analysis*
Folic Acid / administration & dosage,  analysis*
Food Handling / methods*
Food, Fortified / standards*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Reg. No./Substance:
59-30-3/Folic Acid

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