Study of nutritional values of preenan modak and preenan modak biscuits


International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine



Preenanmodak, Biscuits, Malnourishment.

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Pargunde, S., Jadhav, V., & Thakkar, J. M. (2017). Study of nutritional values of preenan modak and preenan modak biscuits. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 1(02).


It is the need of today’s era to work on nutraceutical science for the betterment of the society. One of the desired qualities of aushadh as mentioned in Charaka Samhita is preenan i.e. gratifying and giving satiety and having palatability. Modakis synonym of vatiand its dose is 1 karshai.e. 12 gms approx. Modakasare prepared usually using rasayanand balyadravyas. Modakis a preparation mentioned in AshtangHridayUttarsthana (1/38). Biscuits are palatable have a longer shelf life. In this study preenanmodakformulation has been converted into preenanmodakbiscuits. Ingredients of preenanmodakare Priyal (Buchananialanzan), Yashtimadhu (Glycerrhyzaglabra), lajai.e. puffed form of rice and lump sugar(sitopala) and madhu(honey). While preparing biscuits, instead of honey puranguda(jaggery) was used. By using these ingredients, modaka and its converted form i.e. biscuits were prepared. Nutritional values of both forms were drawn. This kalpa is actually advised in the weaning phase of children but can also be used in malnourished children of 1-5 years of age. This study is of great help as malnutrition in peadriatic age group is the major health issue of children in India especially in the children of low socio-economic group.

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