Volume 8 Issue 4 - July 2017

  • 1. Development of ready to serve beverage with the inclusion of herbal components

    Authors : Sreyasee Biswas, Dr. Aditi Roy Chowdhury

    Pages : 147-154

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.84.23

    Keywords : herbal drink,herbal extracts, ready to serve drink, vitamin C, tulsi, mint, ginger, antioxidant,honey

    Abstract :

    “RTS Herbal Drink”, has come up in the market as a ready to serve drink having some nutritional and functional benefits. The proposed herbal drink which has been developed as a product containing mosambi, lime, herbal extracts of tulsi, mint and ginger, along with honey and sugar. The tulsi, also known as holy basil is a rich source of eugenol which has anti-inflammatory effects. Moreover, mosambi and lime are very good sources of antioxidants like Vitamin C. Mint and ginger also have some functional values upon health. The drink has a proportion of 10% fruit juice with mosambi and lime in the ratio of 7:3. The extracts of tulsi, mint and ginger has been incorporated in the ratio of 5: 3: 3 on parentage basis. The honey and sugar maintained the brix of the final drink at 16o. The chemical and organoleptic test that has been carried out on this drink shows the overall acceptability of the drink. The tests were done at an interval of 15 days and shelf life was about 2 months. The drink would provide energy of 65.48 kcal/100g and also provides varied amounts of different vitamins like Vitamin C, B1, B3, B3, B6 and also minerals like Na, K, Ca, and Fe. This drink can target to the overall improvement of health.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Sreyasee Biswas, Dr. Aditi Roy Chowdhury, "Development of ready to serve beverage with the inclusion of herbal components", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=918&j_id=3846, Volume 8 Issue 4 - July 2017, 147-154, #ijltetorg