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Physicochemical Properties of Biscuits Enriched with Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana L.) Products and Bioaccessibility of Phenolics after Simulated Human Digestion
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Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Food Technology, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Rigas street 22, Jelgava, Latvia
Submission date: 2020-08-25
Final revision date: 2020-11-04
Acceptance date: 2020-11-06
Online publication date: 2020-12-09
Publication date: 2020-12-09
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Lolita Tomsone   

Department of Food Technology, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Latvia
Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2020;70(4):419-428
Health-conscious consumers are interested in products with an increased bioactive compound content. The nutritional quality is considered both as a stability and bioaccessibility concern. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of horseradish products (horseradish root pomace, horseradish leaf pomace, microencapsulated horseradish root and leaf juice) on the physicochemical properties of biscuits, as well as to assess in vitro bioavailability and activity of phenolics. The bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of horseradish products, which were used to replace the flour in biscuit dough, were analysed. Physicochemical parameters (pH, water activity, colour, phenolic compound contents, and antioxidant activities) were determined for the biscuits. Horseradish products compared to other cruciferous vegetables have a high content of phenolic compounds, as well as high antioxidant activity. Higher levels of bioactive compounds were found in microencapsulated horseradish leaf juice, compared to the other horseradish products used in the study. Enriched biscuits had a significantly higher total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant activity, compared to the control. After 180-day storage, TPC of biscuits with horseradish root products did not change significantly but in biscuits with horseradish leaf products it decreased by 27–29%. The bioaccessibility index of phenolic compounds after in vitro digestion of enriched biscuits ranged between 2.19 and 2.99. Microencapsulated horseradish leaf juice was more effective in enriching biscuits with bioactive compounds. The developed biscuits enriched with horseradish products could meet consumer expectations for healthy, functional food.
Authors acknowledge support of Dr. Ingmars Cinkmanis (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Food Technology, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies), as well as Engineer, Ph.D. Vanessa Durrieu (Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-industrielle, LCA, Université de Toulouse, INRAE, Toulouse, France). Authors also acknowledge a student of Jelgava secondary school No. 4 Anna Rusmane and her supervisor Aija Pridane for the co-operation within school research project, performing practical experiments.
This research was funded by the European Regional Development Fund Post-doctoral Research Support Program (project No., grant number
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