Development of an oat based beverage rich in dietary fiber and protein
The project focused on the development of a ready-to-drink oat-based beverage that is fortified with omegas, vitamin D, and other nutritional ingredients that are essential to the diet of cancer patients. The objectives of the project are:
1. Develop a processing to concentrate protein and beta-glucan from oat grains
2. Develop a ready-to-drink beverage enriched in beta-glucan and protein by combining oat and pulse and
determine if this development results in shelf-stable products
3. Enhance the beverage with nutrients known to be deficient in cancer patients (omega-3 fatty acids and
vitamin D) and study the acceptability of the beverage with the cancer patients.