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RESEARCH PAPER
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65-70

Snack consumption pattern by the Khasi tribe


1 Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

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Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
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The study examined the snack consumption pattern of the ethnic tribe-khasi. A well framed questionnaire developed was used for the consumer survey. A total of 300 participants representing from market, organization and hospital setup were selected randomly to determine the snacking pattern among the khasi population. It can be inferred from the survey that the first and foremost characteristic relied on the selection of snacks was the ‘quality’ of the snack. The eating episode followed by majority of the respondents (78%) was three main meals and two snacks per day. The traditional rice based snacks were the mostly consumed snacks among the different snacks sold. Snacks also play a role in contributing to total energy intake which must be taken into account in computation of nutrient intake of an individual for accuracy of the data. Hence there is a need to define the snacking pattern of the khasi.


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