Changes in Chemical Composition of Treated and Untreated Hungry Rice “Acha” (Digitaria exilis)

C.A. Echendu, I.C. Obizoba, J.U. Anyika, P.C. Ojimelukwe
  • Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, November 2009, Science Alert
  • DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2009.1779.1785

Fermentation and Moist Heat Treatment improves the Nutrient Composition of Hungry Rice

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Photo by David Aler on Unsplash

What is it about?

The nutrient composition of untreated, cooked and fermented hungry rice (Digitaria exilis) samples was determined. Hungry rice is a good source of iodine in the diet. Fermentation for 108 h improved the protein content of this cereal, lowered the sodium content and decreased the anti-nutrients (tannins, phytates

Why is it important?

Hungry rice should be fermented to improve its nutrient content and reduce the anti-nutrients.


Professor Philippa C OJIMELUKWE
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia state, Nigeria

Hungry rice is a good source of iodine in the diet. its low sodium content makes it suitable for diabetics. fermentation improves its protein content

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