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Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2009;60 Suppl 4:232-9. doi: 10.1080/09637480902915525.

Chemical composition and physicochemical properties of green banana (Musa acuminata x balbisiana Colla cv. Awak) flour.

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Food Technology Division, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

Abstract

Flour was prepared from peeled and unpeeled banana Awak ABB. Samples prepared were subjected to analysis for determination of chemical composition, mineral, dietary fibre, starch and total phenolics content, antioxidant activity and pasting properties. In general, flour prepared from unpeeled banana was found to show enhanced nutrition values with higher contents of mineral, dietary fibre and total phenolics. Hence, flour fortified with peel showed relatively higher antioxidant activity. On the other hand, better pasting properties were shown when banana flour was blended with peel. It was found that a relatively lower pasting temperature, peak viscosity, breakdown, final viscosity and setback were evident in a sample blended with peel.

PMID:
19449278
DOI:
10.1080/09637480902915525
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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