Recent developments on utilising diverse plant seed flours as novel functional ingredients for noodle formulation and their impact on quality attributes

Ume Roobab, Sajid Maqsood

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Abstract

Noodles are popular food items in many cultures and are consumed by people of all ages worldwide. As consumers become more health conscious, there is an increased interest in incorporating nutritious and health-promoting ingredients into traditional foods. Compared to wheat flour, which has a high total carbohydrate content and low protein quality, plant seed flour is rich in proteins, fibres and other essential nutrients. This review aimed to compare the nutritional value, cooking characteristics and sensory qualities of noodles made with various plant seed flours with those of traditional wheat flour-based noodles. This review covers various types of seed flours from fruit and vegetable seeds, herbs and plants, oilseeds, cereal and pseudocereal seeds, legumes and edible seeds and examines how these flours affect the quality parameters of noodles, such as texture, colour, flavour and cooking time. The addition of plant-based seed flours to noodles can enhance their nutritional value and offer healthier options for consumers. However, it is crucial to consider the effects of these flours on noodle quality to ensure that the final product meets consumers' expectations. The addition of seed flour to functional noodles is of significant scientific and practical importance because it can help reduce food waste, enhance nutrition and provide functional benefits to the final product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1082-1093
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Food Science and Technology
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024

Keywords

  • Antioxidant activity
  • food by-products
  • fruit seeds
  • functional noodles
  • pseudocereals
  • waste valorisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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