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Formulation and sensory evaluation of Prosopis alba (Algarrobo) pulp cookies with increased iron and calcium dialyzabilities.
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PMID:  16688480     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prosopis alba (algarrobo) is an important indigenous specie, which fruits are used as food and feed since ancient times. Cookies containing algarrobo pulp (AP) with increased iron and calcium availabilities were formulated and sensory evaluated. AP is preferred as food ingredient because of its high sugar content and pleasant flavour. Formulated cookies mean proximal composition was 8.9 g/100 g protein, 7.2 g/100 g dietary fiber, 25 g/100 g total sugar, and 18.5 g/100 g crude fat with iron and calcium contents 30 ppm and 340 ppm, respectively. Ascorbic (AA) and citric (CA) acids at different mM acid: mM Fe were added in order to increase mineral availabilities being evaluated by an in vitro method. Those ratios were 5:1 and 10:1 for AA:Fe whereas for CA:Fe were 50:1 and 100:1 and combinations of them. After chosen the best AA:Fe and CA:Fe ratios (5:1 and 50:1, respectively), sensory evaluation with trained sensory panel and a consumer acceptability test with one hundred and seventy untrained judges were carried out. Acceptability test showed that 77.65% of the people (< 25 years old 41.76%, 25-50 years old 20.00% and > 50 years old 15.89%) tasting final formulated cookies indicated that they "like very much" or "moderately like" and there were not consumers rejecting them.
C Bernardi; S Drago; N Sabbag; H Sanchez; M Freyre
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-05-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plant foods for human nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands)     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0921-9668     ISO Abbreviation:  Plant Foods Hum Nutr     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-13     Completed Date:  2006-09-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803554     Medline TA:  Plant Foods Hum Nutr     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto de Tecnología de Alimentos-(FIQ-Universidad Nacional del Litoral), Costanera Este y Rotonda- (3000), Santa Fe, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Ascorbic Acid / pharmacology
Biological Availability
Calcium, Dietary / pharmacokinetics*
Citric Acid / pharmacology
Consumer Satisfaction
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Food Preferences
Food Technology
Intestinal Absorption
Iron, Dietary / pharmacokinetics*
Middle Aged
Nutritive Value
Prosopis / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium, Dietary; 0/Iron, Dietary; 50-81-7/Ascorbic Acid; 77-92-9/Citric Acid

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