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Improving Nutritive Value of Maize-Ogi as Weaning Food Using Wheat Offal Addition

Ajanaku, K. O. and Ademosun, Olabisi Theresa and Siyanbola, T. O. and Akinsiku, A.A. and Ajanaku, K. O. and Nwinyi, Obinna (2017) Improving Nutritive Value of Maize-Ogi as Weaning Food Using Wheat Offal Addition. Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science, 5 (3). pp. 206-213. ISSN 2347-467X

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The deficiency in affordable nourishing foods for neonates after weaning has been major concern in developing countries and this has contributed to increased malnutrition rate, illnesses and even children’s mortality rate. The addition of wheat offal to traditionally affordable ‘Ogi’ as an alternative approach for combating the threats of protein malnutrition in neonates was explored in this work. Wheat offal was added at increasing levels of 0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 w/w% as fortifying feed with prepared maize-Ogi as meal. Proximate analysis, pasting characteristics, sensory evaluation, nutritive and functional properties of the resulting blends was evaluated using standard methods. Results of proximate analysis showed an increased protein (2.787 – 34.064%), fat (2.282 – 9.015%) and ash (8.913 – 17.171%) contents with increased level of wheat offal from 20 to 100 w/w addition, while decreased carbohydrate content was observed with increased addition of wheat offal. The water absorption capacity increased also with level of wheat offal addition. The pasting characteristics result indicated up to 40% fortification of maize-Ogi with wheat offal as stable blend against retrogradation in terms of setback value and viscosity. The 40% level of fortification was preferred in terms of quality index of taste, texture, color, sourness and appearance. In conclusion, the nutritional indices investigated indicated addition level of wheat offal to 40% limit to solve protein-energy malnutrition and food security issues in neonates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: proximate composition, malnutrition,organoleptic assessment, neonates,functional properties,maize ogi,wheat offal.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 10:34

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