2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 3, PART H
Development of high fiber and 30% reduced sugar हि-cup instant soluble tea
Author(s): Monika Pal, Akash Singh Panesar and Dr. Gauri Vahalkar
Tea is the most popular beverage of all the time. It's a part of the daily routine for many populations irrespective of the age, gender and flavour of the tea. As it is highly consumable beverage the demand for it increases. People preferred to have tea anywhere and anytime. The developed instant soluble tea powder is a fibre rich, natural ingredient used which is a healthier option and is nutrient dense with good amount of antioxidants and dietary fibres and has literature proving the benefits such as anti-inflammatory helps in throat infections, gastrointestinal infections which is also a growing problem. Along with tea powder other ingredients used are Clove, Ginger, Tulsi powder, SweetPearl and Nutriose which are also proven to have a high content of dietary fibre and other Phytonutrients like, epigallocatechin and antioxidants. The formulated product was analysed for its physical, biochemical and sensory properties. The quality was determined on the basis of physiochemical characterization such as Moisture content (2.404%), Ash content (1.045), Total fats (3.308g/100g), Protein (11g/100g), Carbohydrates (75.74g/100g), Crude fibre (6.5g/100g), along with Organoleptic analysis including the sensory attributes of colour, flavour, texture, taste and odour showed that the product was liked very much (Hedonic Rating Score-8) by the panellists. A suitable packaging for the product was selected taking into considerations the properties of the product and shelf life studies were carried out and it was observed that the product has a shelf life of 28 days from the date of manufacture. Thus, the future prospects and commercial scope for manufacturing good quality and appropriate Dietary fibre rich and low in sugar instant soluble tea powder can lead to a market ready product which is nutrient rich and safe for consumption.