Proximate Analysis of Branded Srikhand
Shrikhand is a popular fermented dish consumed by Indians during festival and wedding occasions. Variety of shrikhand is available in the market with different flavor and aroma. Shrikhand is marketed with different brands and it is expected that quality of shrikhand may vary. Five major branded shrikhand was collected form Mumbai city and characterized by various physical and chemical properties. Each sample was investigated for selected microorganism and evaluated the shelf life of the product. The samples were also diagnosed for their nutritional value particularly with respect to fat and protein and mineral content. It was found that Aarey and Amul brand shrikhand is popular and has good nutritional qualities.