Contribution of Osmotically Dehydrated Wild Garlic on Biscuits' Quality Parameters
Wild garlic generally improves strengths and regenerates the body and also helps in the treatment of various diseases. In this study the contribution of wild garlic osmotic dehydration process in sugar beet molasses on biscuits' quality parameters is investigated. Presented results showed that addition of osmotically dehydrated wild garlic in molasses impoved textural characteristics of biscuits by lowering hardness and increasing fracturability and also changed colour characteristics of biscuits. Chemical composition of biscuits with added osmotically dehydrated wild garlic was improved in comparison to the biscuits with added fresh wild garlic, where proteins, total sugars, celulose and ash compositions were increased in amounts of 1.86, 3.2, 15.8 and 5.76 % respectively. Addition of osmodehydrated wild garlic had provided higher Zn, Cu and Fe biscuits' content in comparison to the addition of fresh wild garlic, in amounts of 2.75, 15.33 and 15.84 % respectively. Developed mathematical models of biscuits quality parameters were statistically significant, while predicted and observed responses corresponded very well. In effort of obtaining new types of products, new application of known ingredients was proposed, allowing incorporation of sugar beet molasses' rich nutrient content in wheat products formulation.