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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 6
First page : ( 2357) Last page : ( 2359)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00437.7

Development of novel ready-to-drink coconut based beverage and studies on its sensory, nutritional properties and shelf life

Yardi Saleel, Ashtekar Abhishek B., Bhattacharya Promit, Kalaichelvan Chitra*

Department of Industrial Biotechnology, School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

*Corresponding Author E-mail: chitrakalaichelvan@vit.ac.in

Online published on 24 August, 2018.

Abstract

Consumption of liquid food helps in better assimilation of nutrients thansolid food. Coconut milk is used in wide varieties of traditional Indian cuisine and it is considered to be a nutrient dense food. Hence this study aimed at developing a ready to drink coconut based beverage and analyzed its sensory, nutritional and shelf life properties. Different combination of ingredients were used. They weresubjected to nutritional and sensory analysis, besides testing for the shelf life. Combination 1 was comparable with the control in terms of sensory property. The protein content in the prepared beverage was fivefold higher than the control.

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Keywords

Coconut beverages, non-alcoholic beverages, fruit beverages.

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