|
|
|
|
|
6th Shabanul Mujam 1436 | Sunday, May 24, 2015
Health

Antioxidant cookies made from grape seeds offer `tasty and healthy` treat

Sunday, 16 December 2012
Comments(0)
Washington, December 16:

It is possible to create cookies enriched with antioxidants from grape seeds that taste good and have an antioxidant level about 10 times higher than a regular cookie, a new study by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has found.

Grape seed extracts are rich in antioxidants, which have been associated with beneficial effects on human health such as prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. However, they have two disadvantages when used as food ingredients: a bitter and astringent flavor and instability to heat.

To overcome these drawbacks, microencapsulation, a technique in which an ingredient (in this case the grape seed antioxidants) are covered by a mixture of compounds on a microscopic scale, protects the grape seeds antioxidants from the changes caused by heat and can mask their flavor.

This study suggests there is an opportunity to further investigate incorporating antioxidants microcapsules into baked products without affecting consumers’ likability.

In addition, there could be a bigger potential market for enriched cookies with antioxidants if consumers are educated on the health benefits of antioxidants.

The study appeared in the December issue of the Journal of Food Science. (ANI)

Latest News

Smriti Irani attends UNESCO conference in China; discusses education con...

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, on her maiden visit to China, broached the idea of ...

Minor girl raped, attacked with acid and m...

A minor girl was allegedly raped and murdered by unidentified men who poured acid on her face apparently to stall investigation at Sargipall ...

RSS gives thumbs up, cautions about gigant...

Giving a thumbs up to the Narendra Modi-led BJP government on the eve of its first anniversary, RSS on Sunday said the people are confident ...

Related News

Cancer tumour of boy, 7, removed at Gurgao...

A seven-year-old boy from West Bengal, Dildar Sheikh, who developed a major cancerous tumour on his lower back, successfully underwent a sur ...

How later school start times may help alleviate insufficient sleep in teens

A new research has suggested that school start time is associated with greater sleep duration which ...

Omega-3 boosts brain power among the elderly

Omega-3 fatty acids -- found in fish, nuts and certain seeds like flax seeds -- can improve cognitiv ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26960 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Should mercy killing be legalised in India?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com