Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 4, Issue 1,2006
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Production, proximate and nutritional evaluation of sweet potato curd


Smita H. Panda, S. K. Naskar, R. C. Ray *

Recieved Date: 2005-03-17, Accepted Date: 2005-08-18


Sweetpotato (SP) is an important root crop grown all over the world and consumed either as a vegetable, boiled, baked or often fermented into food and beverages. A curd like product was prepared by fermenting boiled anthocyanin-rich SP puree and cow milk with curd (starter) culture (Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus lactis, St. diaceticlactis, etc.). There were no variations in pH, titratable acidity and lactic acid in SP curd consisting different concentration of SP puree. However, curd with 8-12% SP puree was most preferred by a consumer’s panelist. The addition of SP puree (8-12%) made the curd quite firm and imparted flavour, body/texture, minerals, nutrients, antidiabetic substances, anthocyanin pigments (antioxidant), dietary fibres and starch (carbohydrate source). The lactic acid bacterial counts in the curd after 18 h fermentation having 8 and 12% sweetpotato were 5×107and 7×107 (CFU ml-1), respectively.


Curd, lactic acid bacteria, proximate and nutritional evaluation, sweet potato

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2006
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 124-127

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