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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 1622-1639

Development of Therapeutic Food for Adolescent Girls
B.J.V. Sai Vinay1, G. Rajender2*, Ch. Wagdevi3, G. Sandya Rani4 and Y.V. Revathi4
1Department of Agricultural Engg., Aditya Engineering College, East Godavari, A.P., India
2Department of Processing & Food Engg., College of Agricultural Engineering, Sangareddy, PJTSAU, TS, India
3Department of Agricultural Engineering Siddartha Engineering College, Tirupathi, AP, India
4College of Agricultural Engineering, Madakasira, Anantapur, ANGRAU, India
*Corresponding author

Adolescents constitute over 21.4 % of the population in India. This age group needs special attention as is a period of rapid transition from childhood to adulthood that normally is characterized by important psychological and social changes in the age group of 10 -19 years. The adolescents number is expected to reach 1.13 billion by the year 2025. It is during the period of adolescence that nutrient needs are the greatest. Hence, the specific objectives of our study are to identify the key nutritional problems that affect adolescents and to develop a therapeutic food fulfilling their requirements. The present study was undertaken for the preparation and evaluation of a therapeutic food for Adolescent girls formulated with Bengal gram, Soya bean, Barley, Green gram, wheat and Ragi. Experiments were carried out in the Quality control lab, Andhra Pradesh Foods Pvt. Ltd. to study their chemical composition and overall acceptability. All the formulations were prepared according to the RDA requirements for adolescent girls. The therapeutic food formulated with Soya bean, Ragi and Green gram of 16g, 18g, and 30g respectively has attained the high levels of nutritional properties values but lower organoleptic properties. The formulation with composition of 17g of soya bean, 18g of barley and 30g of green gram has attained good nutritional values and highest acceptability in terms of hedonic rating. This formulated sample is highly preferable to adolescent girls suffering from anemia, stomach pain and nerves weakness patients as the food contains high amount of iron and the soya bean acts as the nutritional supplement to the growing adolescents.

Keywords: Therapeutic food, RDA (Required Dietary Allowances), Adolescents, Soya bean, High protein etc.

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Sai Vinay, B.J.V., G. Rajender, Ch. Wagdevi, G. Sandya Rani and Revathi, Y.V. 2019. Development of Therapeutic Food for Adolescent Girls.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 1622-1639. doi:
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