Application of phenolic extracts from selected plants in fruit juice

Arabshahi-Delouee, Saeedeh and Asna Urooj (2007) Application of phenolic extracts from selected plants in fruit juice. International Journal of Food Properties, 10 (3). pp. 479-488. ISSN 1532-2386

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Plant phenolics have gained considerable interest in recent years for their potential effects against food related microorganisms. In the present study, phenolic extracts from the leaves of three plants namely Moringa oleifera, Morus indica, and Mentha spicata were prepared by a mixture of methanol/acetone/water. The UV spectra of extracts were recorded and contents of total phenolics determined. The extracts were incorporated in pineapple juice and their solubility and stability were studied. In addition, the acceptability of treated juice samples was sensory evaluated. The solubility of M. indica and M. oleifera extracts was found to be more than that of M. spicata. The two extracts were also stable in the pH environment of pineapple juice when stored at 4°C for two weeks. The pineapple juice treated with M. indica extract was more acceptable compared to that of M. oleifera, according to sensory evaluation. Therefore, the effect of addition of phenolic extract from M. indica on the shelf life of pineapple juice stored at 4°C was investigated by monitoring the changes in titrable acidity and sensory parameters for 8 weeks. Results indicated that the extracts of natural phenolic compounds can be used to improve the quality and safety of foods.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Food Science and Nutrition
Divisions: Department of > Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: C Swapna Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 09:56
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 09:56

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