Development of alternative ingredients for the improvement of organic pastry, pasta flour as well as dairy supplements an dairy additives based on Chinese yam 'dioscorea batatas'
The project deals with the development of new additives based on yams ‚Dioscorea batatas’. Standard blends of flour can be upgraded in respect of sensory, physiologic and health aspects. In organic food production a large number of blends of flour for bakery and pasta exist and are based e.g. on maize, potatoes, rice, soybean or buckwheat which often contain locust bean gum or guar flour. ‘Dioscorea batatas’ is already grown in organic agriculture in Germany. To spread the new product in both small and industrial scale the processing parameters had to be investigated to proof their influence on the quality. Beside identification of fitting varieties of yams the drying behaviour, milling properties and optimized ratio of components were tested. It came out that ‘Dioscorea batatas’ was easy to dry and milling was possible with standard technology. Bakery and pasta production was found to be without any problems. The possibility to use ‘Dioscorea batatas’ as a thickening agent in dairy producs (jogurt) was successfully proofed which gives promising perspectives due to the increasing number of people with allergic problems. The expanded utilization of flour of Dioscorea batatas’ will open new landmarks for both agricultural farms for production and as well food industry while enhancing their possibilities of figuration of recipes.
Department of Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics Details of Department of Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics
University of Kassel Details of University of Kassel (Hesse)
15. 12. 2008 - 31. 03. 2011
- BMELV - BÖLN - Federal Organic Farming Scheme and other forms of sustainable agriculture Details of BMELV - BÖLN - Federal Organic Farming Scheme and other forms of sustainable agriculture
- Organic Farming
Purpose of research:
- Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) Details of (BMELV)
Project Management Agency:
- Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) Details of BLE