ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Nutritional Enrichment of Maize (Zea mays L.) Chips by addition of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) roots powder

    Aparna Srivastava, Rumana Ahmad, Arvind Kumar Srivastava
    JCDR. 2024: 520-532


    Roots of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari roots) have high contents of calcium, iron, vitamin C and a variety medicinally beneficial compounds i.e. saponins, flavonoids and polyphenols. Taking this fact into consideration the crude powder of dried A. racemosus roots was added in varying amounts (10 to 50 %) as one of the ingredients of maize chips (nachos). Sensory evaluation revealed the best acceptability of chips having 20 % of crude powder of A. racemosus roots. Nutritional analysis revealed that the Z. mays chips containing 20 % of crude powder of A. racemosus roots have low glycemic index, low fat content but have high calcium, iron and vitamin C suitable for persons having calcium and iron deficiencies


    » PDF

    Volume & Issue

    Volume 15 Issue 6