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RESEARCH PAPER
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-90

Incorporation of chia seeds in fruit punch, kheer, smoothie and its sensory evaluation


Department of Food and Nutrition, S.V.T. College of Home Science (Autonomous), S.N.D.T. Women.s University, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai, India

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Rekha Battalwar
Department of Food and Nutrition, S.V.T. College of Home Science (Autonomous), S.N.D.T. Women.s University, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
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Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, proteins, omega-3 and bone nutrients. It is also gluten free and improves blood biomarkers. Chia seed consumption is less in India in main meals hence the present study was conducted with the aim of incorporating chia seeds in fruit punch, kheer, smoothie samples and evaluated with the help of 9 point Hedonic rating scale. Sensory analysis was conducted by 10 trained panel members thrice on sensory attributes such as color, consistency, taste and overall acceptability. Sensory evaluation scores were analyzed using IBM software- SPSS (16). Descriptive and advanced statistics were performed. Within the 3 products, 8 grams sample was best accepted for fruit punch, 4 grams sample for kheer and smoothie sample respectively. Therefore, maximum incorporation of 8 grams of chia seeds in fruit punch, 4 grams of chia seeds in kheer and smoothie was tolerated.


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