Studies on nutritional and sensory qualities of foxtail millet chakli
MY Namitha, UD Chavan, PM Kotecha, SB Lande
Foxtail millet is a non-glutinous and non-acid forming millet which contains, resistant starch, complex carbohydrates, water soluble gums and β-glucan which helps to reduce weight and type-2 diabetes. Foxtail millet can be utilized to prepare a niche product chakli. Different combination of foxtail millet flour and chakli mix were prepared and best combination was selected based on 9 points hedonic scale method of sensory evaluation and best combination of foxtail millet chakli was 100% foxtail millet flour chakli. Moisture, lipid, crude protein, ash, crude fibre, total carbohydrates, calcium, iron and phosphorous content of best treatment was 2.98%, 18.40%, 11.38%, 3.25%, 6.24%, 63.99%, 30.12 mg/100 g, 2.70 mg/100 g and 289.20 mg/ 100 g respectively. Textural parameter of foxtail millet chakli i.e compression and crushing force was 11.4 N and 30.26 N respectively.