Formulation and evaluation of peanut flour incorporated cookies
Reena Singh, Arivuchudar R
Peanuts, largely accepted and affordable nut and oil seed, is well–known for its nutrients density. The protein, MUFA, iron and niacin are found in abundance and has various potential health benefits, including growth promotion and overpowering PCOS and infertility. The implication of value addition to the customarily celebrated snack product lies in the nutritional augmentation of a large community with great ease. Hence, this study is planned with the objective of incorporating the wellness of roasted peanut flour into the refined wheat flour and developing value added cookies, as it is a widely accepted food product by all age groups, with relatively long shelf life and convenient storage. The developed value-added cookies were subjected to nutrient evaluation and compared with the control.