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Research Project: Innovative Processing Technologies for Creating Functional Food Ingredients with Health Benefits from Food Grains, their Processing Products, and By-products

Location: Functional Foods Research

Title: Functional properties of gluten-free sugar cookies made from amaranth-oat composites

item Inglett, George
item Chen, Diejun
item Liu, Sean

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/21/2016
Publication Date: 8/25/2016
Citation: Inglett, G.E., Chen, D., Liu, S.X. 2016. Functional properties of gluten-free sugar cookies made from amaranth-oat composites [abstract]. IUFost-World Congress of Food Science and Technology.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Amaranth flour containing the essential amino acid, lysine, was blended with oat products that contain ß-glucan known for lowering blood cholesterol and preventing heart disease. These composites improved nutritional value, water holding capacity and the pasting properties along with their gluten free quality. In general, amaranth-oat composites are very suitable for preparing cookies that were acceptable in color, flavor and texture qualities. The physical properties of sugar cookies using amaranth-whole oat flour composites are more similar to the cookies using wheat flour compared with the other two composites. The information on physical properties of these innovative cookies revealed a potential use of these amaranth-oat composites for developing new functional foods with improved nutritional value and desirable texture qualities.