Pigmented Cereals and Millets: Bioactive Profile and Food Applications
Chapter 13: Pigmented Cereal: Dietary and Health Importance
Published:17 Feb 2023
Oseni Kadiri, Beatrice M. Fasogbon, Desmond O. Onobun, Momoh Emoshioke, Ruth N. Ukejeh, Pratik Nayi, 2023. "Pigmented Cereal: Dietary and Health Importance", Pigmented Cereals and Millets: Bioactive Profile and Food Applications, Sneh Punia Bangar, Sajid Maqsood, Anil Kumar Siroha
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Pigmented grains are an attractive cereal group because, in addition to fibre, they may include a high concentration of some potential bioactive components. Pigments from plant sources are secondary metabolites that are nutritionally, therapeutically edible and also possess anti-cancer, anti-obesity, and anti-hypercholesterolemia activity.1 There has been renewed public attention to, and acceptance of, these food sources, as a result of these positive health benefits. Some food products that are formulated from pigmented cereals include breakfast cereals, baked foods, snack foods, non-alcoholic beverages, and extruded snacks.2 The advantages of using pigmented cereal grains or their bran in developing and producing novel functional and nutraceutical cereal-based products of improved nutritional value and health benefits have been on the increase in recent years.