Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sensory evaluation of heart-healthy foods enriched with omega-3 fats from fish oil
by Gruenfelder, Catherine A., M.S., College of Saint Elizabeth, 2014, 111; 1555163
Abstract (Summary)

A diet rich in omega-3 fats has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Long chain omega-3 fats found in fatty fish are especially important to cardiovascular health. Consumption of these fats is low, in part because there are few natural sources. This has led to the development of omega-3 fortified foods. Currently available fortified foods demonstrate conflicting nutritional information. Addition of omega-3 fats to an otherwise unhealthy food is perceived by consumers as an advertising gimmick. Mistrust of food companies and confusing ingredient labels negatively impact sales. Careful nutritional guidance, combined with proper sensory analysis, is critical to developing omega-3 fortified food products that are consistent with medical recommendations. Results from this study indicate that a therapeutic dose of fish oil (1000 mg per serving) can be added to two heart-healthy foods without adversely affecting sensory qualities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pellizzon, Anne B.
Commitee: Berthel, Janet K., Luby, Monica W.
School: College of Saint Elizabeth
Department: Foods and Nutrition Department
School Location: United States -- New Jersey
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Food Science, Nutrition
Keywords: Dha, Epa, Fish oil, Functional food, Omega-3 fat, Sensory analysis
Publication Number: 1555163
ISBN: 9781303869587
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