Quality assessment and development of baby corn candy

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Doi: 10.1007/s42535-022-00516-x
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Keywords: Baby corn, Value addition, Candy, Mineral content, Nutrition


Taking into consideration the nutritional value of baby corn, the investigation was conducted to evaluate the proximate and mineral composition of different baby corn genotypes and to explore its utilization in preserved form (Candy).The genotype (G-5414) to develop candy (whole and circular) was selected based on high protein (3.95%) and mineral content such as zinc, copper, manganese, potassium, magnesium and calcium. The concentration of sugar solution treatment was increased (40°Brix, 55°Brix and 70°Brix) at specific time intervals followed by drying (60 °C). The dried candies were packed and stored in polythene packs. From nutritional point of view, baby corn candy in circular form possesses higher copper (0.09 mg/100 g), iron (3.91 mg/100 g), manganese (0.17 mg/100 g), and phosphorous (78.71 mg/100 g) content, could prove to be a nutritional snack with additional health benefits such as lowering the risk of tooth decay in children, in comparison to other sugar based candies. Therefore, the baby corn candies can be one of the upcoming value-added food products with a combination of nutrition, longer shelf life and acceptability.

Baby corn, Value addition, Candy, Mineral content, Nutrition

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Author Information

Kaur Navjot
ICAR, Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana, India

Kumar Pardeep
ICAR, Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana, India

Kaur Manpreet
Sant Baba Bhag Singh University, Jalandhar, India