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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 103-108
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.014


Effect of Fortified Iron in Dahi on Haematological Parameters in Rats
Priyanka1, Anjum2*, C.S. Shashi Kumar3 and Narasimha Murthy4
1Department of Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Science College, Mahagaon Cross, Gulbarga, Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (Gulbarga), Karnataka, India
2Department of Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Science College, Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Hebbal, Bengaluru-24, Karnataka, India
3Department of Dairy Technology, Dairy Science College, Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Karnataka, India
4Dairy Science College, Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Hebbal, Bengaluru-24, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Iron is an essential micro-mineral in human nutrition. It is a mineral found in every cell of the body and required to make part of blood cell. It participates as a catalyst in several metabolic reactions. As a component of haemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochrome and other proteins, iron plays an important role in the transport, storage and utilization of oxygen and cellular proliferation. In this study, an attempt was made to prepare dahi by using 1% starter culture, fortified with iron by using ferrous lactate @ 40 mg/kg milk. This level showed sensory attributes acceptance, physico-chemical viz., acidity, total solids, fat and protein parameters. Animal experimentation by feeding rats with iron fortified dahi revealed increased gain in body weight. Haemoglobin and blood iron concentrations showed tremendous increase in rats fed with fortified dahi than in animals fed with unfortified dahi. From the present study, it can be concluded that, iron fortified dahi can be used effectively to combat iron deficiency anaemia. Fortified dahi showed improved absorption and helped to overcome iron deficient anaemic conditions.


Keywords: Dahi, Haemoglobin, Blood iron, Iron fortification
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Priyanka, Anjum, C.S. Shashi Kumar and Narasimha Murthy. 2018. Effect of Fortified Iron in Dahi on Haematological Parameters in Rats.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 103-108. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.014