Studies on nutritional and storage qualities of foxtail millet Sev
MY Namitha, UD Chavan, PM Kotecha, SB Lande
Foxtail millet can be utilized to prepare crunchy noodle type snack sev. Various combinations of foxtail millet flour and Bengal flour sev were prepared and best combination was selected based on 9 points hedonic scale method of sensory evaluation. Best combination of foxtail millet sev was 50% foxtail millet flour and 50% Bengal gram flour. Moisture, lipid, crude protein, ash, crude fibre, total carbohydrates, calcium, iron and phosphorous content of best treatment was 3.19%, 22.40%, 13.34%, 3.40%, 4.80%, 57.67%, 41.80 mg/100g, 5.82 mg/100g and 310.50 mg/100g respectively. Textural parameters of foxtail millet sev for compression and crushing force were 8.35 N and 2.38 N respectively. Foxtail millet sev prepared from best combination and stored at ambient condition was found best up to 28 days.