Fermented Gluten-Free Multi-Grain Cereal Paste Development: The Role of the Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) as a Dietary Supplement

Olaniran, Abiola Folakemi and Okonkwo, Clinton Emeka and Iranloye, Yetunde Mary and Morakinyo, Olajumoke Olubunmi and Taiwo, Abiola Ezekiel and Erinle, Oluwakemi Christianah and Bamidele, Oluwaseun Peter and Ojo, Oluwafemi Adeleke and Malomo, Adekunbi Adetola and Osemwegie, Omorefosa Osarenkhoe (2023) Fermented Gluten-Free Multi-Grain Cereal Paste Development: The Role of the Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) as a Dietary Supplement. Nutrition and Metabolic Insights, 16. p. 117863882311550.

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Vitamin A deficiencies is a becoming persistent among young children and a growing concern to parents in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in crisis-affected areas. Fermented cereal paste from maize, millets, and sorghum grains are significant food for young children. Thus, the study focuses on food fortification using orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) as fortifier as studies have confirmed the presence of nutrients that can help meet the Vitamin A dietary requirement. The cereals were soaked ambient temperature (27±1°C) for 72hours and were blended with OFSP (90:10, 80:20, 70:30, 60:40, 50:50), and the formulated products were studied for Vitamin A, β-carotene, proximate composition, physicochemical, functional properties, and storage. Application of OFSP as forticant increased the Vitamin A (4.98-6.65mg/100g), β-carotene (0.10-0.17mg/100g) and the calorific value (222.03-301.75kcal) of the gluten-free multi-grain cereal paste. The addition of OFSP also increased the ash content (1.41%-3.35%), crude fiber (2.56%-4.225%), carbohydrate (39.83%-48.35%), total solid content (55.20%-60.87%), and water absorption capacity (112.20%-137.49%) of the formulated cereal samples. The fortified fermented paste was objectively stable throughout on the shelf from the storage studies. The study deduced that addition of orange-fleshed sweet potato to fermented mixed cereal paste as a fortifier can help increase the nutritional quality of the complementary food.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2024 08:13
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 08:13
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/5041

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