Effect of Blanching Treatments against Protein Content and Amino Acid Drumstick Leaves (Moringa oleifera)

Titi Mutiara Kirana, Harijono Harijono, Teti Estiasih, Endang Sriwahyuni


Three blanching methods, namely boiling, steaming, and boiling+sodium bicarbonate, were used to evaluate amino acids contens and score of Moringa leaves under different blanching. Results showed that blanching had a great effect on amino acids and scores of Moringa leaves and their digestibility increased. Different methods of blanching had variable effects on Moringa leaves’ amino acids and digestibility significantly (p<=0.05). Steam blanching Moringa leaves had the highest amino acid content by 31.49%. Results also revealed that under different blanching Moringa leaves at levels of leucine of steam and boil+sodium bicarbonate samples, lysine content of boil and steam blanching are higher than those of FAO/WHO requirement pattern. The in vitro protein digestibility under study ranged from 49.6 to 52.3%.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jfr.v2n1p101


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