The Development of High Protein Diet “Tab Tim Krob” from Egg White for Cancer Patients
Keywords:egg white; Tab Tim Krob; cancer patients
Cancer patients have a high risk of energy and protein deficiencies. Eggs are known as a high protein source that can improve health benefits for humans. This descriptive study aimed to develop four high protein formulae of Tab Tim Krob from steamed egg white instead of water chestnuts for cancer patients with different types of syrup (coconut milk, cereal cream, cow milk, and soy milk formula). The nutritional composition was determined. The calorie contents of coconut milk, cereal cream, milk, and soy milk formula was 233.9, 222.6, 186.7, and 195.2 kcal respectively, which were less than those of the original one. All formulae contained more protein (4.8-5.8 g) than the traditional one (0.99) which could benefit cancer patients. The sensory evaluation was conducted. The appearance, color, odor, taste, texture and overall satisfaction was tested by 30 nutritionist volunteers. There were no significant differences in appearance, color, texture, and overall satisfaction for all formulae. Cereal cream and soy milk formulae achieved a lower odor score than the others, while only soy milk formula had the lowest taste score. The high protein Tab Tim Krob that developed from egg white from all formulae are acceptable and could improve cancer patients’ health conditions.
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