Influence of Fenugreek Flour (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) Addition on the Technofunctional Properties of Dark Wheat Flour

Simona Maria Man, Adriana Păucean, Ioana Daniela Călian, Vlad Mureșan, Maria Simona Chiș, Anamaria Pop, Andruța Elena Mureșan, Monica Bota, Sevastița Muste
2019 Journal of Food Quality  
Evaluation of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) and dark wheat flour (type 1250) blends was performed, and the effect of fenugreek flour on the physicochemical, textural, microbiological, and sensory characteristics of wheat bread was studied. The fenugreek flour was blended with wheat flour at different levels: 2%, 5%, and 8% for preparing bread samples. Even if a decrement of bread's crumb textural properties was recorded with fenugreek flour addition, the improved content in protein,
more » ... sh, fiber, and antioxidant compounds was noticeable. The results of the sensory analysis indicated that the bread sample fortified with 2% and 5% fenugreek flour has the highest acceptability score. However, considering the health benefits of fenugreek bioactive compounds and their influence on overall quality of bread, it can be concluded that bread supplementation up to 5% fenugreek flour is optimal.
doi:10.1155/2019/8635806 fatcat:g3ztfhq3wncdtppyajzligrmem