STORAGE STUDY (SHELF LIFE) AND CONSUMER ACCEPTABILITY OF VALUE ADDED (ENRICHED) BARNYARD MILLET COOKIESUma Ballolli, Savita Hulamani and Bharati Chimmada
The demand for processed foods is ever increasing due to the technological, industrial and economic advances of the developing societies of the world including India. India is recognized to be the second largest producer of biscuits next only to the United States of America with annual production of which was 7.40 lakh metric tonnes in 1997-98 which has escalated to 17.14 lakh metric tonnes in 2005-2009 (Agrawal, 1990). Hence, the present study was undertaken with the objectives of Assessment of storage quality of enriched barnyard millet cookies and their Consumer acceptability. Adequate number of cookies were wrapped in butter paper and packed in unit packs in metalized polyester polyethylene pouches, heat sealed and stored in aluminum boxes at room temperature. Temperature and relative humidity (RH) ranged from 24.30 to 27.48 ÂºC and 58.55 to 83.00%, respectively. The study showed that 91.33 per cent of consumers accepted iron enriched cookies highly and were ready to pay money to eat it.