Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)
Microbial count and amino acids profile of Gurasa as affected by addition of pearl millet and cowpea
Author(s): Aminu Barde, Mamudu Halidu Badau, Gervase Ikechukwu Agbara, Fannah Mustapha Adam
Abstract: A 3x4x2 factorial design comprising 3 wheat cultivars, 4 levels of pearl millet substitution and 2 levels of cowpea that yielded 24 experimental group in addition to a 100% commercial wheat flour sample were employed for gurasa production. The microbiological quality and Amino acid profile of the different formulations of the gurasa was determined using applied bio systems PTH amino acid analyzer. Samples of gurasa produced from wheat, pearl millet (SOSAT) and cowpea composites of 56:14:30, 49:21:30) and 42:28:30 showed significant increase in lysine content (3.52% to 5.30%) when compared with A100 (100%Wheat Atilla), C100 (100% Wheat Certia), S100 (100% Wheat Seri-M82) and control. Gurasa produced from the blends of local wheat cultivars, millet and cowpea increased the protein content as well as lysine (essential amino acid) that can satisfy the dietary requirement of human, especially for local consumers.