Darshan Punia

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The daily nutrient intake of 90 pregnant women from farming and non-farming communities in six rural villages of Haryana State, Northern India have been determined. As a result of questionnaires and interviews, nutrient intake for 3 consecutive days were calculated. Mean daily intakes of farming and non-farming pregnant women examined in this study were(More)
Phytic acid, polyphenols, protein and starch digestibility (in vitro) in two varieties, namely CS-46 and CS-88, of soaked, dehulled and germinated cowpeas were determined. Soaking for 12 hours, dehulling of soaked seeds and germination for different time periods (24, 36 and 48 h) contributed significantly in reducing the phytic acid and polyphenol content(More)
Average daily food intakes of 90 rural pregnant women of farming and non-farming communities of Northern India were determined. As a result of questionnaires and interviews, food intakes for three consecutive days were collected. Intakes of cereals, pulses, roots and tubers, and sugar and jaggery, by both farming and non-farming females were significantly(More)
The composite diets of ninety pregnant women residing in rural areas of Haryana, Northern India, were analysed for protein, fat, calcium, iron, phytic acid, polyphenols, in vitro mineral (calcium, iron) availability and digestibility (in vitro) of starch and protein. The mean daily intakes of calcium and iron were lower than the recommended dietary(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the investigation was to analyse physico-chemical characteristics, nutrient composition and consumer acceptability of wheat varieties grown under organic and inorganic farming conditions. METHODS The seeds of five varieties of wheat (C-306, WH-283, WH-711, WH-896 and WH-912) grown under organic and inorganic farming conditions were(More)
Four cultivars of brown cowpea (Vigna unguiculata. L. Walp) were analysed for their proximate composition, phytic acid, polyphenols and protein and starch digestibility (in vitro). Crude protein values ranged from 20.07 to 24.60%. Ether extract and crude fiber contents varied from 1.77 to 1.96% and 4.27 to 4.95%, respectively. All the four cowpea varieties(More)
A survey of 180 rural families from different zones of Haryana State was carried out to know the type and intake of salt used and the domestic storage practices followed by rural households using a questionnaire method. Salt samples from rural households were analyzed for their iodine content. Results indicated that most of the people in rural Haryana(More)
Both pressure cooking and solar cooking significantly reduced the phytic acid and polyphenol content of cowpea cultivars. A significantly greater reduction in the content of both these antinutrients was noticed during pressure and solar cooking of soaked cowpeas compared to unsoaked seeds. The percentage reduction increased when the soaked cowpeas were(More)
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