Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2014, Pages: 231-235
Received: Aug. 28, 2014;
Accepted: Sep. 10, 2014;
Published: Sep. 30, 2014
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Okorie Stanislaus Udeze, Departmentof Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Adedokun Isiaka Ishola, Departmentof Food Science and Technology, Imo State Polytechnics Umuagwo, Imo State, Nigeria
Nwachukwu Chijioke Nnaemeka, Departmentof Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Ihemeje Austine, Departmentof Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Mineral composition of bambaranut-tigernut-coconut milk beverage blends was conducted. This aimed to assess the amount of calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium in the blends and compare with standards. Four blends of milk beverage were formulated using different ratios of 1:1:1, 3:2:1, 2:3:1 and 1:3:2 from single milk extraction from babaranut, tigernut and coconut respectively. Two control samples were made from 100% bambaranut and tigernut milk respectively. The samples were subjected to mineral (calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium) analysis using standard assay method. The result showed that the values of mineral element per 100g ranged from 8.34 – 18.20mg calcium, 1.82 – 4.24mg potassium, 0.86 – 2.25mg iron, 1.02 – 3.38mg zinc, 1.15 – 2.97mg phosphorous and 0.87 – 1.24mg magnesium. This study has revealed that the blends are good source of minerals however, it was below the quantity contained in milk. This work can be improved on by as well as subjecting the blends to further research to check the level of antinutrients and to know the bioavailability of the minerals. It is therefore recommended that this study be replicated in different parts of the world. Industries are encouraged to adopt the methodology to produce it in larger quantities for commercialization to help fight hidden hunger that is ravaging the world today.
Okorie Stanislaus Udeze,
Adedokun Isiaka Ishola,
Nwachukwu Chijioke Nnaemeka,
Mineral Composition of Bambaranut – Tigernut – Coconut Mil Beverage Blends, Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences.
Vol. 2, No. 5,
2014, pp. 231-235.
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