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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 69-75

An awareness study on galactogenic foods and development of its product

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Anwarul Uloom PG College (Autonomous), Mallepally, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Assisstant Professor, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, University College for Women, Koti, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Zoya Nureen
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Anwarul Uloom PG College (Autonomous), Mallepally, Hyderabad, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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A holistic dietary, herbal and healthy resource for pregnant and post-partum women is based on the food and herbs that are used traditionally. Galactogouges are those foods or herbs that help in the production of Milk in lactating mothers. The product developed was nutritionally rich Ladoo made with varied kind of lactogenic food such as Fenugreek seeds, Aniseeds, Dink, Almonds, Cashew nuts, Fox nut seeds (Phool Makhana) and Ghee. The product provides good amount of Protein, calcium, Vitamins, Minerals, Functional property and has a good satiety value. Microbial analysis was carried out its Shelf life studies, Sensory evaluation, using a five scale point was performed considering the sensory attributes like Color, Taste, Texture, Aroma and Overall acceptability of the product. The other aspects covered in the study were packaging material, budgeting and the awareness was created among lactating nursing mothers. Trial supplementations were also provided to the subjects of the study.

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