Development of Stress Relieving Nutritious Drink and Digestive PillMeena Mehta*
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Dr. BM Nanavati College of Home Science, 338, RA Kidwai Marg, Matunga (W) Mumbai - 400 019, Maharashtra, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Meena Mehta
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Dr. BM Nanavati College of Home Science, 338, R.A. Kidwai Marg, Matunga (W) Mumbai - 400 019, Maharashtra, India.
Received date: 22 March 2013 Accepted date: 05 June 2013
The routine life style is full of stress and very hectic schedule wherein many educated people suffer due to lack of proper nutrition. It is essential to incorporate few highly nutritious food recopies in our daily diet, which can be conveniently consumed. An attempt was made to prepare nutritious and delicious drink out of Water melon, lemon, Cauliflower leaves and Mint along with various adjuncts. The pulp obtained after the extraction of the juices was used to formulate a digestive pill by incorporation of sugar, salt and powder of various fruit seeds like, Jamun, pomegranate and Amla. The nutritious drink was named as Emerlad drink and digestive pill was called Ruby Gola. Both these products were prepared and analyzed for their physico-chemical properties and microbiological status. The results were very much encouraging with respect to their aesthetic value. The panel members comprising of 25 selected subjects were used for the sensory evaluation of the products. The products have good nutritive value particularly with respect to Vitamin C and mineral iron. Clinically both these parameters play important role in relieving the stress and indicate better dietary value of the products.