Journal of Food Science and Technology

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 1712–1717

Quality of granola prepared with dried caju-do-cerrado (Anacardium othonianum Rizz) and baru almonds (Dipteryx alata Vog)

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s13197-013-1134-4

Cite this article as:
Souza, P.L.C. & Silva, M.R. J Food Sci Technol (2015) 52: 1712. doi:10.1007/s13197-013-1134-4


The use of Brazilian Cerrado fruits and research into their nutritional potential are important for socioeconomic development and the sustainable preservation of the environment. The use of these fruits in products such as granola encourages the inclusion of healthier and more-natural foods in the diet. This study was undertaken to evaluate acceptability, microbiological, physical and nutritional characteristics and the stability of granola made from dried caju-do-cerrado and baru almonds. Granola containing Cerrado fruits had high levels of protein content (117.4 g/kg), dietary fiber (115.3 g/kg) and iron (32.1 mg/kg) and had lower moisture (57.0 g/kg), water activity (0.3), sodium (577.7 mg/kg), lipids (150.2 g/kg) and energy value (3952.2 kcal/kg) than did the control. After storage for 100 days, the granola presented adequate microbiological conditions, with acceptability scores higher than 7 assigned by 85.5 % to 95.2 % of the judges and a crunchy texture. The high nutritional potential of granola containing Cerrado fruits, coupled with its stability over 100 days of storage, may contribute to the appreciation and consumption of these fruits and meet the growing demand for healthier, more natural foods.


Fruit Cereal products Nutritional quality Acceptability Texture 

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© Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India) 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of NutritionFederal University of Goiás (Faculdade de Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Goiás)GoiâniaBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratory of Nutrition and Food AnalysisFaculty of Nutrition, Federal University of Goiás (Laboratório de Nutrição e Análise de Alimentos, Faculdade de Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Goiás)GoiâniaBrazil

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