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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 39 issue 2 (june 2019) : 136-138

Organoleptic Evaluation of Product Developed from Pomegranate Flower for Liver Disease

Pratima Singh, Mahak Sharma
1<div>Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad, Haryana, India</div>
Cite article:- Singh Pratima, Sharma Mahak (2019). Organoleptic Evaluation of Product Developed from PomegranateFlower for Liver Disease. Agricultural Science Digest. 39(2): 136-138. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-4934.
 Pomegranate biologically known as Punica Granatum L. It is grown throughout dry Mediterranean regions like hot, dry summers. It is a small shrub in which flowering occurs on 1-year-old spurs or short branches appearing as solitary, pairs, or clusters. It shows the antioxidative property, anti-inflammatory property and hepatoprotective property due to the presence of two anthocyanins- pelargonidin 3, 5-diglucoside and pelargonidin 3-glucoside in its purified form. The study was conducted to develop a value-added product from dry pomegranate flower powder for liver disease patients. It involves procurement of flowers from Delhi, NCR and dried at room temperature to convert them into dry powder. The product, shrikhand was developed in different concentrations, i.e., 12.5 g, 18 g, 25 g of pomegranate flower powder. Sensory evaluation was done using a composite scale and the data was statistically analyzed by using Statistical package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21. It revealed that the product with a concentration of 12.5 g of pomegranate powder was highly acceptable in all parameters -color, taste, texture, aroma, an appearance by composite scale. The shelf life of the product developed with 12.5g of pomegranate flower powder was done.
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