Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 37 issue 2 (june 2018) : 132-137

Preparation of herbal whey drink added with extracts of Bacopa monnieri

J. Suresh Kumar, Joe Joseph, S.N. Rajakumar, Sajna Nazar
1Department of Dairy Technology, College of Dairy Science and Technology, KVASU, Mannuthy, Thrissur-680 656, Kerala India.
Cite article:- Kumar Suresh J., Joseph Joe, Rajakumar S.N., Nazar Sajna (2018). Preparation of herbal whey drink added with extracts of Bacopa monnieri. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 37(2): 132-137. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1302.
An herbal whey beverage was prepared with extracts of Bacopa monnieri which has the properties of rejuvenating the brain and prevents from Alzheimer’s. Thus the work aimed at improving and stimulating the activity of brain with addition of Bacopa monnieri extract at various levels (1.5%, 2.5% and 3%) to whey. Herb contains alkaloids of Brahmine and herpestine, which aids in brain development.  Also, the wastage of whey and environmental issues can be reduced. The product was optimized with 3% Bacopa monnieri, 16% sucrose and 0.4% calcium gluconate of the whey based on the sensory evaluation with overall acceptability score of 7.10±0.06(3%), 8.65±0.02(16% Sucrose) and 0.95±0.02(0.4% Calcium gluconate). Calcium gluconate has been fortified as source of calcium. Bacopa monnieri extracts acts as brain stimulator and sucrose impart flavour, acts as preservative and thicker. Proximate analysis of final herbal beverage reported an increase in acidity and microbial content. The study summaries that whey based herbal beverage imparts therapeutic, prophylactic, antibacterial, organoleptic properties as well as excellent pharmaceutical properties. 
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