In vitro digestibility of banana starch cookies

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Banana starch was isolated and used for preparation of two types of cookies. Chemical composition and digestibility tests were carried out on banana starch and the food products, and these results were compared with corn starch. Ash, protein, and fat levels in banana starch were higher than in corn starch. The high ash amount in banana starch could be due to the potassium content present in this fruit. Proximal analysis was similar between products prepared with banana starch and those based on corn starch. The available starch content of the banana starch preparation was 60% (dmb). The cookies had lower available starch than the starches while banana starch had lower susceptibility to the in vitro α-amylolysis reaction. Banana starch and its products had higher resistant starch levels than those made with corn starch.


  • Luis A. Bello-Pérez
  • Sonia G. Sáyago-Ayerdi
  • Guadalupe Méndez-Montealvo
  • Juscelino Tovar
Externa organisationer
  • National Polytechnic Institute
  • Acapulco Institute of Technology (ITA)
  • Central University of Venezuela


Sidor (från-till)79-83
Antal sidor5
TidskriftPlant Foods for Human Nutrition
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2004 apr 1
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa