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Protein and energy enriched muffins designed for nutritional needs of older adults
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
Findus Special Foods.
Medirest Compass AB.
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2017 (Swedish)In: Nutrition & Food Sceince, ISSN 2474-767X, Vol. 2, no 4, article id 555592Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Disease related malnutrition is a common problem among older adults which results in human suffering and high health care costs. One way to counteract this condition is to offer appetizing and nutritious food products adapted to the needs of older adults. However, macronutrient enrichment of food products is not straight forward as it affects flavour and texture properties. In this study, muffins were fortified with rape seed oil and whey powder to reach increased fat and/or protein content and the nutritional value, sensory properties and physical parameters were investigated. The results showed that ingredients could be added to significantly increase the energy and protein density, but enrichment affected on appearance and other sensory properties. Extra fat made the muffins flat and moist with a smooth and fatty mouth feel, while whey powder addition resulted in high/pointy muffins with shiny appearance, hard texture and altered flavours. For co-addition of fat and protein the effects of added protein dominated. The specific role of muffin/cake batter compounds, and their transformation during the baking process, needs to be further investigated. Hence, more research is needed in order to offer older adult appealing foods with high energy and nutrient density.

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2017. Vol. 2, no 4, article id 555592
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Malnutrition; Older adults; Sensory properties; Nutritional value; Whey protein
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Nutrition and Dietetics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16716DOI: 10.19080/NFSIJ.2017.02.555592OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-16716DiVA: diva2:1093872
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VINNOVASwedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2017-05-08 Created: 2017-05-08 Last updated: 2017-11-08Bibliographically approved

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