Physical Sciences


Protein and fibre enriched cereal bars


Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences

Focus Area:

Food Technology

Developing Agency:

CSIR - Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT)

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Brief Description

Description :

Protein malnutrition is a major health concern affecting Indian population mainly children below 6 years and women of reproductive age (15 to 49 years). According to National Family Health Survey 4 (2015-16), 38% of children below 6 years are underweight/ stunted, and almost 60% of women do not obtain the daily protein requirements. CSIR-IHBT developed a low cost technology for commercial production of protein and fibre enriched cereal bars that meets at least 20% recommended dietary allowances (RDA) of protein and fibre

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