Evaluation of nutrients in the formulated milk shakes with powdered leaves of Ipomoea batatas
Ipomoea batatas (Sweet Potato) leaves provide a dietary source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and essential fatty acids. Bioactive compounds contained in this vegetable play a role in health promotion by improving immune function, reducing oxidative stress and free radical damage, reducing cardiovascular disease risk and suppressing cancer cell growth. Currently, sweet potato leaves are consumed primarily in the islands of the Pacific Ocean and in Asian and African countries and there is limited consumption in the United States. In the present study the nutritional characteristics and bioactive compounds present within sweet potato leaves have been assessed. They have potential cardio protective and chemo preventive advantages and hence consumption of this vegetable should be advocated. It is suggested that the incorporation of the leaves of sweet potato in defferent food preparation could enhance the health. Hence in the present study,three standardized recipes such as a Apple milk shake, Banana milk shake and Sapota milk shake were selected and incorporated with four different concentrations such as 2%,4%,6% and 8% of powdered Sweet potato leaves separately.The nutrient content of the formulated milk shakes were evaluated.
Keywords: Powdered leaves of Sweet Potato, milkshake ,standardization, incorporation, consumer acceptability.
Citation: *, ( 2018), Evaluation of nutrients in the formulated milk shakes with powdered leaves of Ipomoea batatas. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 12(2): 96-99
Received: 11/16/2017; Accepted: 12/18/2018;