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Current Nutrition & Food Science
ISSN (Print): 1573-4013
ISSN (Online): 2212-3881
VOLUME: 10
ISSUE: 2
DOI: 10.2174/1573401310666140306003828      Price:  $58









Development of Functional Foods Enriched with Inulin

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Author(s): Davim S., Patkai G., Monspart-Senyi J., Kokai L. and Guine R.P.F.
Pages 128-133 (6)
Abstract:
The aim of this work was to develop products derived from fruits enriched with inulin, which is a carbohydrate seen as a functional or nutraceutical nutrient, consisting of fructose, found naturally in various vegetables, such as the Jerusalem artichoke.

The first step of this work was to obtain fruit juices as well as compotes with inulin from Jerusalem artichoke. The second part of the work included the determination of some chemical, microbiological and sensorial analyses to the products. After one month of storage, the products were submitted to all the analyses again, to assure their stability.

The results obtained allowed concluding that the products prepared could be considered as functional foods due to the high content of inulin and low percentage of fructose that they contained.

Keywords:
Jerusalem artichoke, inulin, functional food.
Affiliation:
Escola Superior Agrária de Viseu, Quinta da Alagoa, Estrada de Nelas, Ranhados, 3500-606 Viseu, Portugal.