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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 17-23

Shelf life study of a product-nutrilacto bites

1 B-104, Pushpaganga Soc., Sec-9, Plot No. -04, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, India
2 Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Dr. Bmn College of Home Science, Matunga, Mumbai, India
3 Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Dr. Bmn College of Home Science, Matunga, Mumbai

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Purva Bahadkar
B-104, Pushpaganga Soc., Sec-9, Plot No. -04, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai
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A shelf life study of a nutritious product was standardized for lactating mothers with an aim to improve breast feeding by mother. WHO states that breastfeeding for 6 months is important for optimal growth of the child. Diet of lactating mother and nutritional status during pregnancy affects quality and quantity of breast milk. Galactogogues are foods which promotes lactation in humans and other animals. So a healthy snack was developed-“Nutrilacto Bites” in order to promote lactation. The main ingredients used in this product are whole wheat flour, malted ragi bran along with almonds, cashew nuts, coconut, pistachio, edible gum, poppy seeds, piyal seeds, sunflower seeds, date powder, sugar, and ghee and nutmeg powder. “Nutrilacto Bites” had enough amount of energy, carbohydrates, fats, and total fibres along with good amount of Omega-3 fatty acid, Folic acid, B-complex and vitamin A. A shelf life study for 1 month was done by sensory evaluationusing scoring test-hedonic scale on attributes such as appearance, texture, taste, after taste, overall acceptance. Microbial analysis and moisture content was done in order to ensure food safety. Other aspects covered in the study was packaging, labelling, budgeting and marketing.

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