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Enrichment of Noodles with Soy Flour and Carrot Powder

MO Adegunwa
HA Bakare
OF Akinola


Noodles were produced from four flour blends of whole wheat, wheat-cassava, wheat-cassava-soy flour and wheatcassava- carrot flour blends respectively. The flours were analyzed for proximate analysis, functional properties and total carotenoid content. The cooking time of all samples was also determined. Results show that there were significant differences (p < 0.05) between values obtained for moisture content, protein and total carbohydrates (p < 0.05) while values for fat and ash contents of the samples were not significantly different (p > 0.05). The functional properties also showed significant differences (p < 0.05) between the pasting properties except for pasting temperature and the cooking time of the samples. The total carotenoid content of the dried carrot sample was found to be 28.34 mg/100 g dry weight basis, while the noodle sample containing 10% dried carrot sample (CSC4) had a total carotenoid content
of 1.80 mg/100 g dry weight basis. The results suggest that noodles made from the different flour blends can compare favourably with conventional noodles made from wheat flour in quality and that carrot flour can be used for noodle enrichment.