ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYTICAL STUDY OF AYURVEDIC COOKIES
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Shejil Muhammed *, Vijay B. Negalur, Sandesha Kumar
Abstract: India is the fastest growing countries in terms of population and economics. According to the 2017 revision of the World Population Prospects, the population growth rate is 1.13%. In this, majority of population are at or below the poverty line. Intake of food by such people is of substandard while considering the nutritive value, Nutrition is the keystone that effects and characterizes the health and it is the provision of cells and organisms. Cookies are one of the most popular and widely consumed processed food products in India. They are the properly baked products with variety of ingredients, and which consumed on large scale in rural as well as urban areas. The properties of ayurvedic drug documented nicely in Ayurvedic scriptures. Ayurvedic cookies made up of ayurvedic drugs Ashvagandha [Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal], Vidarikandha [Pueraria tuberose (Willd.) DC.] and Kushmanda [Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn.] along with other ayurvedic ingredients was developed. The objective of this study is to analyse the quality of the Ayurveda cookies in terms of nutrition evaluation. An analysis of the parameters like Total Ash Value, Acid insoluble Ash value, Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat content was conducted. The study revealed the significant amount of carbohydrate, protein and fat.
Keyword: Cookies, Nutrition, Ahara