Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2013, Page: 232-236
Proximate and Sensory Properties of African Breadfruit and Sweet Potato-Wheat Composite Flour in Cakes and Biscuits
Eke-Ejiofor, J., Department of Food Science and Technology, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu, P.M.B 5080, Port Harcourt
Received: Jul. 29, 2013;       Published: Aug. 30, 2013
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20130205.13      View  3684      Downloads  434
The study assessed the quality of biscuit and cake produced from African breadfruit and sweet potato-wheat composite flour. Four blends of breadfruit, sweet potato/wheat were prepared in the proportions: 20:80, 30:70, 40:60, and 50:50% and wheat used as control. Flour blends were used to bake cake and biscuit. Proximate, physical properties and sensory attributes of the cakes and biscuits were examined. Results of proximate analysis showed that moisture content of biscuit ranged from 3.00- 6.79, fat 21.93 - 27.37, protein 5.5 - 7.08, carbohydrate 57.68 - 65.24 while moisture content in cake ranged from 21.97- 22.26, fat 18.93 and showed a total dislike for the taste, aroma, texture and color/appearance of any of the samples. All qualities evaluated did not significantly (p≤0.05) affect the acceptability and preference of the samples. Wheat flour could be substituted with African breadfruit and sweet potato flour up to 20% level in cake making and 30% in biscuit improved nutritional and sensory properties.
African Breadfruit, Sweet Potato, Cake, Biscuit, Proximate, Sensory
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Eke-Ejiofor, J., Proximate and Sensory Properties of African Breadfruit and Sweet Potato-Wheat Composite Flour in Cakes and Biscuits, International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2013, pp. 232-236. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20130205.13
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