Riboflavin in Asian noodles: the impact of processing, storage and the efficacy of fortification of three product styles

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Bui, Lan and Small, Darryl M (2009) Riboflavin in Asian noodles: the impact of processing, storage and the efficacy of fortification of three product styles. Food Chemistry, 114 (4). pp. 1477-1483. ISSN 0308-8146


Asian noodle products are a staple food in many countries, representing the end-use of approximately one eighth of all wheat produced globally. Relatively little has been published on the contribution of Asian noodles to dietary intakes of essential nutrients including the B group vitamins. Therefore, the aim of this study has been to investigate the factors influencing the retention of riboflavin in these products. The three most common styles of Asian noodles (white salted, yellow alkaline and instant) have been prepared under controlled laboratory conditions and riboflavin contents measured at each stage of processing. The stability varied markedly between the different styles with losses occurring at each step. Declines ranging from 27% to 38% of the initial riboflavin levels were found in fortified noodles prior to cooking. During boiling at the optimum temperature, further decreases occurred resulting in overall losses of 52–74% of the amounts incorporated into the various formulations. The presence of alkaline salts as ingredients appeared to be the primary factor influencing the extent of losses in the three styles. White salted and instant Asian noodles are effective vehicles for enhancing dietary intakes of riboflavin.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4188
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2008.11.048
Official URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2008.11.048
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Historical > FOR Classification > 0908 Food Sciences
Keywords ResPubID19194. riboflavin, Asian noodles, fortification, micronutrients, vitamin retention
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