BACKGROUND: Pasta is a staple food that is consumed worldwide and is an excellent product for the addition of ingredients rich in bioactive compounds. The fortication of pasta with such compounds could represent a healthy choice for consumers. RESULTS: In this study, fresh pasta was formulated by replacing durum wheat semolina with 0, 5, 10, and 15 g 100 g −1 of dried Moringa oleifera leaf powder (MOLP), rich in bers, minerals, and antioxidant compounds. Increasing levels of MOLP inuenced the technological and nutritional properties of wheat-based fresh pasta. Moringa oleifera reduced the optimum cooking time, the swelling index and rmness, while increasing the cooking loss and adhesiveness. From a nutritional viewpoint, the inclu- sion of MOLP enhanced the phenol content, the antioxidant activity, and the mineral content of fresh pasta. The products obtained had good sensorial acceptability and can make several nutritional claims due to MOLP richness minerals. CONCLUSIONS: The fortication of fresh pasta with MOLP could represent a valuable strategy to increase the nutritional value of the product, preserving pasta technological properties without affecting sensory acceptability.

Technological, nutritional, and sensory properties of durum wheat fresh pasta fortified with Moringa oleifera L. leaf powder.

Simonato Barbara
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Tolve Roberta;Rainero Giada;Rizzi Corrado;Sega Davide;
2021-01-01

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pasta is a staple food that is consumed worldwide and is an excellent product for the addition of ingredients rich in bioactive compounds. The fortication of pasta with such compounds could represent a healthy choice for consumers. RESULTS: In this study, fresh pasta was formulated by replacing durum wheat semolina with 0, 5, 10, and 15 g 100 g −1 of dried Moringa oleifera leaf powder (MOLP), rich in bers, minerals, and antioxidant compounds. Increasing levels of MOLP inuenced the technological and nutritional properties of wheat-based fresh pasta. Moringa oleifera reduced the optimum cooking time, the swelling index and rmness, while increasing the cooking loss and adhesiveness. From a nutritional viewpoint, the inclu- sion of MOLP enhanced the phenol content, the antioxidant activity, and the mineral content of fresh pasta. The products obtained had good sensorial acceptability and can make several nutritional claims due to MOLP richness minerals. CONCLUSIONS: The fortication of fresh pasta with MOLP could represent a valuable strategy to increase the nutritional value of the product, preserving pasta technological properties without affecting sensory acceptability.
2021
Moringa oleifera L.; fortified fresh pasta; total phenolic compounds; minerals; sensory analysis
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