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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 568-579
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.069


Effect of Gamma Irradiation on Nutritional Quality Parameters of Dehusked Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.)
Mala1, R.S. Roopa Bai1*, Udaykumar Nidoni1, H. Sharanagoudaand S.G. Hanchinal2
1Department of Processing and Food Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering,
University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur 584 104, Karnataka, India
2Department of Agricultural Entomology, AC, UAS, Raichur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study evaluated the effect of gamma irradiation on nutritional quality parameters of dehusked foxtail millet such as moisture content, carbohydrates, crude protein, crude fat, crude fibre, total ash, total phenols, tannin and phytic acid. Dehusked foxtail millet samples of 500g each, packaged in polyethylene terepthalate packaging material (PET, 400 gauge), were irradiated using gamma Cobalt - 60 (60Co) radiator. The packaged samples were evenly exposed to different irradiation doses [T1(0.25), T2(0.50), T3(0.75), T4(1.00), T5(1.25), T6(1.50), T7(1.75) and T8(2.00) kGy] and unirradiated sample served as control. The irradiated and unirradiated (control) dehusked foxtail millet were stored for a period of 6 months at room temperature. The results showed that irradiated dehusked foxtail millet with a concentration of 1.75 kGy reduced the moisture content, crude protein, crude fat, crude fibre, tannin and phytic acid and increased the carbohydrates, total ash and total phenols compared to unirradiated samples. Hence, it was concluded that the application of irradiation technology is a promising technology with no adverse effects on nutritional quality and to reduce the post harvest loss.


Keywords: Gamma irradiation, Dehusked foxtail millet, Quality parameters, Cobalt – 60 (60Co), Storage, Post harvest loss
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Mala, R.S. Roopa Bai, Udaykumar Nidoni, H. Sharanagouda and Hanchinal, S.G. 2019. Effect of Gamma Irradiation on Nutritional Quality Parameters of Dehusked Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 568-579. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.069