The effects of various concentrations of different ripe fruit pulps on the sensory and nutritive quality of breakfast cereal were studied. The breakfast cereal was formulated using 1 kg composite flour (composed of 600 g maize flour and 400 g soy flour) in addition to 100 g cassava starch, 225 g sugar and 12 g salt. Pineapple, pawpaw and banana ripe fruit pulps were added separately to the breakfast formulation at concentrations of 0, 100, 200, 300 and 400 g/kg composite flour. Using sensory evaluation, the data obtained showed that samples containing 100 g pineapple, 100 g banana pulp and 100 g pawpaw fruit pulp per kilogram of composite flour (equivalent to 7% of the total weight of the breakfast cereal formulation) were the most acceptable of all concentrations. These samples were comparable in sensory evaluation scores with the commercial breakfast cereal sample Golden morn. Chemical analysis also showed that there was increase in ss-carotene (vitamin A precursor) and vitamin C and a slight increase in the mineral content of the breakfast cereal as a result of the addition of fruit pulp.
Effect of ripe fruit pulp on the sensory and nutritive quality of ready-to-eat breakfast cereal produced from maize and soybean flours and cassava starch blends.. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7725946_Effect_of_ripe_fruit_pulp_on_the_sensory_and_nutritive_quality_of_ready-to-eat_breakfast_cereal_produced_from_maize_and_soybean_flours_and_cassava_starch_blends [accessed Dec 28, 2015].