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Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries
Year : 2013, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 150) Last page : ( 154)
Print ISSN : 0975-4261. Online ISSN : 0975-6892.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.0975-6892.5.3.023

Development of tannin containing nutraceutical additive from Babul (Acacia nilotica) and its acceptability in food products for management of Diabetes

Kumari Mamta1,*, Jain Shashi2

1Polytechnic in Home Science, J.A.U., Amreli, Gujarat-365601

2Department of Food & Nutrition, College of Home Science, MPUAT, Udaipur-313001

*Corresponding author: Mamta Kumari e-mail: mamta.kumari27@gmail.com

Online published on 19 October, 2013.

Abstract

Nutraceuticals are naturally derived bioactive compounds that have health promoting, disease preventing or medicinal properties. Hence, foods can be developed to be specific to individual human genotypes, can benefit health and can enhance normal physiological processes. Thus the study focused on the development of Tannin containing nutraceutical additive from babul and its acceptability in food products. Babul pods powder was processed for the development of nutraceutical and subjected for quality evaluation. The nutraceutical was added in different recipes to assess the acceptability in food products and was highly acceptable among panel members. Thus the Babul can be regarded as strong contender for nutraceutical development.

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Keywords

Nutraceutical, Babul, Diabetes, Tannin, Evaluation, Acceptability.

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