Flaxseed contains valuable nutrients that may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering LDL cholesterol levels over time, decrease blood pressure levels and reduce inflammatory markers involved in hardening of the arteries.
Milled flaxseed can be easily incorporated in many different kinds of bakery products such as breads, muffins, cookies and bagels. Because bagels are a popular food item for those seeking healthier food options, they were chosen for this study. But, because flavor is of prime importance in consumer acceptance, the challenge was to create a bagel that appealed to consumers but still had the levels of flaxseed necessary (23 percent) to deem the bagels as truly fortified.
Volunteers in the study were both students and staff, male and female, aged 18 to 65 years old from the University of Manitoba. Volunteers qualified who were both interested in participating and not allergic to any food products. All the participants had previous experience with evaluating baked products.
Although the presence of flax significantly lowered the flavor acceptability of all bagels, the cinnamon raisin flavor of bagel was rated higher compared to plain and sesame bagels perhaps because of greater sweetness intensity. The study concluded that cinnamon raisin appears to be a promising flavoring alternative for flaxseed bagels in the future for clinical trials or as part of the daily diet.About IFT
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