1College of Horticulture, Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, India
2Department of Food Science and Technology, Dr YS Parmar Univeristy of Horticulture and Forestry, India
3Department of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, College of Horticulture, India
*Corresponding author: Ghan Shyam Abrol, College of Horticulture, Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi-284003, India
Submission: October 11, 2017; Published: February 26, 2018
ISSN 2640-9208 Volume1 Issue2
Bhamora fruit (Benthamidiacapitata (Wallich ex Roxb.) Hara) is found growing wild at higher altitude of Himalayas. The fruit is utilized by the farmers for table purpose only and most of produce goes waste. The present study was carried out to evaluate the functional properties of fruit and to standardize the best combination of bhamora juice and spices extract to prepare bhamora spiced RTS (Ready-to-Serve) beverage. The bhamora fruit found to have an average 38.20 mm length, 36.35 mm breath and 47.71 g weight. The fruit contains a good amount of total soluble solids 16.2 ᵒB, a higher amount of titratable acidity 2.16% as citric acid, reducing and total sugars 7.22% and 11.42% respectively. The antioxidant properties; ascorbic acid 248.40mg/ 100g while total phenolics and total anthocyanin was 493.12mg/ 100g and 282.75mg/100g respectively. In the bhamora spiced RTS beverage, antioxidant property as ascorbic acid found to be ranged between 30.8 to 32.6mg/ 100g, total phenols from 145.1 to 203.5mg/ 100g and total anthocyanin 64.01 to 76.23 in treatments from ST1 to ST6. On the basis of sensory, RTS beverage prepared with 25% juice content along with spices extract i.e. treatment ST4 adjudged as best.
Keywords: Bhamora fruit; Wild edible under-utilized fruit; Spiced RTS beverages