Kapil Rawat|Oct 16, 2021
- Vegetable oil powder developed by IIT Kharagpur researchers
Vegetable oil powder developed by IIT Kharagpur researchers
NEW DELHI: Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur have developed a vegetable oil powder for a healthy heart said a statement from the institute on Tuesday.
Led by Hari Niwas Mishra, professor, department of agricultural and food engineering, the team included Monalisha Pattnaik and Dr Mousumi Ghosh, professors, food chemistry and technology laboratory.
Mishra explained that, since oils vary significantly in their content of fat, the healthiest are those containing mostly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats which are healthy for the heart.
“The novelty of the research team is in its formulation of a nutritionally balanced polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) enriched with antioxidants and producing a synergistic vegetable oil blend,” said Mishra.
The product which is ready for commercialization at a low cost has already been patented.
The researchers have received the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award 2020.
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