Biological Evaluation of a Ragi Based Low Cost Indigenous Diet Mixture on Albino Rats


Affiliations

  • Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women, Coimbatore, India

Abstract

Ragi is one of the cereals widely consumed by the economically handicapped around Coimbatore district. This study aims at evaluating the supplementary value of selected mixtures of plant proteins to a ragi based diet. The local ragi diet was supplemented with suitable combinations of sweet potato, horse-gram, sesame, groundnut and green leafy vegetables to enhance its nutritive value and the protein quality of these ragi-based vegetable diet mixtures evaluated on albino rats.

Subject Discipline

Alternative Medicine

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