Pawase PA, Lande SB, Gaikwad MP
The potential of drumstick leaves powder are of great value and accepted world-wide but its utilization in locally acceptable recipe is challenge because of bitter taste imparted by the leaves powder. Hence present investigation has been carried out to prepare quality drumstick leaves powder by adopting nutrient efficient processing technique, chemical blanching and cabinet drying and also utilize the prepared drumstick leaves powder in crackers which was analyzed for its proximate, mineral and phytochemical composition. Results revealed that 5% DLP enrichment in crackers yielded good quality product comparable with control in terms of sensory evaluation. 100gm of 5% DLP enriched crackers could satisfy RDA of childrens in terms of protein, calcium and beta carotene and some amount of ascorbic acid while it satisfies 33% of male, 50% of female protein and 100 % beta carotene requirement by lactating and pregnant women.
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