2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Product development, nutrient and sensory analysis of sports drink based on chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.)
Author(s): Bhardwaj S and Saraswat S
The paper headline stated the Nutrient and Sensory analysis of sports drink using salvia seeds, cucumber (Cucumis sativus), pomegranate (Punica granatum) and dextrose are directed. The aim is to prepare the sports drink for electrolyte replenishment of an individual. Hydration is the main concern after physical activity, Sports drink is an acidic drink and essential for an athlete to recover the depletion of electrolytes after the consumption. This promotes athlete’s replenishment of electrolytes as well as rehydration, sugar and other nutrients that are deplenished after intense training or performance. Drink is formulated by using fruit juices and dextrose powder with the flavoring of mint leaves & pink salt and incorporation of chia seeds of different ratio in each sample. Pomegranate juice and cucumber juice procures minerals especially potassium and sodium, even natural color and flavor benefited for the enhancement of performance. The decision of adding seeds in the drink due to comprising good amount of carbohydrates and antioxidants. Drink was conceived according to the hypertonic drink. Sensory and Nutrient evaluation of the developed product is examined. Sensory evaluation studies is based on hedonic scale. In the evaluation, all the samples including standard product is perceived by the trained subjects and filled the forms according to hedonic 9 points. Product with the incorporation of 4 grams of chia seeds named sample B was most acceptable as compared to sample A and sample B with 2 grams & 6 grams of chia seeds because of the good taste, texture, aroma, color and flavor. Nutritional analysis was based on AOAC laboratory method in opal research lab, located in Ghaziabad. The evaluation revealed each samples and standard consisting certain amount of nutrient and sugar content. Comprising 15 grams of sugar makes them hypertonic drink. Most acceptable drink contains 101.75 mg of sodium, 44.58 mg of potassium. This product is good for replenishment of electrolytes and for the recovery after performance.
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How to cite this article:
Bhardwaj S, Saraswat S. Product development, nutrient and sensory analysis of sports drink based on chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.). Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(2):187-190.