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Health benefits of finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) polyphenols and dietary fiber: a review.

Palanisamy, Bruntha Devi and Rajendran, Vijayabharathi and Sathyaseela, Sathyabama and Malleshi, N. G. (2014) Health benefits of finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) polyphenols and dietary fiber: a review. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 51 (6). pp. 1021-1040.

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Abstract

The growing public awareness of nutrition and health care research substantiates the potential of phytochemicals such as polyphenols and dietary fiber on their health beneficial properties. Hence, there is in need to identify newer sources of neutraceuticals and other natural and nutritional materials with the desirable functional characteristics. Finger millet (Eleusine coracana), one of the minor cereals, is known for several health benefits and some of the health benefits are attributed to its polyphenol and dietary fiber contents. It is an important staple food in India for people of low income groups. Nutritionally, its importance is well recognised because of its high content of calcium (0.38%), dietary fiber (18%) and phenolic compounds (0.3–3%). They are also recognized for their health beneficial effects, such as anti-diabetic, anti-tumerogenic, atherosclerogenic effects, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. This review deals with the nature of polyphenols and dietary fiber of finger millet and their role with respect to the health benefits associated with millet.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Finger millet . Health benefits . Polyphenols . Non starch polysaccharides
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 18 Processed foods > 01 Dietary Fiber
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals > 05 Ragi (Finger Millet)
Divisions: Grain Science and Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 07:26
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 07:26
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/11801

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