Abstract

Tiger nut tubers (Cyperus esculentus L) milk and egusi melon (Colocynthis citrullus) seeds milk were selected for production of candies. The candies developed from tiger nuts and egusi melon seeds milk and their blends were subjected to sensory and physicochemical analysis. Results showed that the candies had no significant difference (p<0.05) in acceptability of sensory parameters viz, appearance, taste, flavour, and mouth feel. Sample 70:30 (70% tiger nuts milk and 30% melon seeds milk candy) was significantly (p<0.05) lower than other samples in terms of general acceptability while 100% tiger nut milk candy was most preferred.The candies and the milk had vitamin compositions ranging from 0.04mg/100 to 0.06mg/100 vitamin A and 0.09mg/100 to 0.91mg/100 vitamin C. Protein and minerals like sodium, calcium, magnesium and potassium were significantly increased (p<0.05) in 100% tiger nut milk candy while iron was higher in 100% melon milk candy.

How to Cite
NNEOMA ELECHI, UGWU, VANESSA CHIDINMA, Obasi,. Quality Characteristics of Candies Produced from Tiger Nuts Tubers (Cyperus Esculentus) and Melon Seeds (Colocynthis Citrullus. L) Milk Blend. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], apr. 2015. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/1498>. Date accessed: 21 may 2019.