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Supplementary value of a low cost protein food to poor Indian diets.

Soma, Kurien. and Narayanaswamy, D. and Desai, B. L. M. and Daniel, V. A. and Swaminathan, M. (1970) Supplementary value of a low cost protein food to poor Indian diets. Nutrition Reports International, 1. pp. 19-24. (In Press)

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Abstract

The effect of replacing 25 per cent of cereals in poor Indian diets withalow cost protein food(LcPF) containing 19.3 per cent protein and based on a blend of ragi (65 per cent), peanut flour (25 per cent) and chickpea flour (10 per cent) and fortified with calcium phosphate and vitamins on the overall nutritive value of the diets has been determined by growth experiments on rats. The results showed that a highly significant increase in the growth rate was observed as a result of replacement of 25 per cent cereals by LCPF. The mean weekly growth rate of rats on the poor cereal diets ranged from 6.0 to 10.1 g, which increased to about 13.4 to 15.1 g, when the same diets were supplemented with LCPF. The mean weekly gain in body weight of rats on a diet in which the cereal was completely replaced by LCPF was 17.9 g.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: low cost protein food, protein calorie malnutrition, anaemia, vitamin deficiency, ragi, Eleucine coracana, peanut flour, chickpea flour
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 11 Malnutrition
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value > 03 Proteins
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2014 07:29
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2014 07:29
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/5911

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