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Physico-Chemical Properties, Probiotic Survival and Sensory Acceptability of a Liquid Oats-Based Beverage

Mitsou, Evangelia LU (2017) KLTM01 20161
Food Technology and Nutrition (M.Sc.)
Abstract
In the present thesis were studied oat based real fruit puree products. The aim was to create a new synbiotic beverage by combining the health benefits of the probiotic bacterial strain with the prebiotic ones derived from the β-glucans in oats. This new synbiotic oat-based real fruit puree beverage called Nordic Berries Skaka Smaka consisted of 48% whole-grain oat substrate and 52% Nordic berries fruit puree, and was inoculated with the bacterial strain of Prevotella copri DSM18205.
Factors such as physic-chemical properties and the stability of the products within their life-span were analyzed. The new synbiotic product, was examined in different aspects (eg. pH, viability of strain, organoleptic characteristics) for 20 days under... (More)
In the present thesis were studied oat based real fruit puree products. The aim was to create a new synbiotic beverage by combining the health benefits of the probiotic bacterial strain with the prebiotic ones derived from the β-glucans in oats. This new synbiotic oat-based real fruit puree beverage called Nordic Berries Skaka Smaka consisted of 48% whole-grain oat substrate and 52% Nordic berries fruit puree, and was inoculated with the bacterial strain of Prevotella copri DSM18205.
Factors such as physic-chemical properties and the stability of the products within their life-span were analyzed. The new synbiotic product, was examined in different aspects (eg. pH, viability of strain, organoleptic characteristics) for 20 days under different storage conditions such as temperature and acidity level. It was found that the addition of the specific strain into the oat-based real fruit puree product was not affected by the used different storage conditions. Two sensory tests were performed, one hedonic and one in focus group for the Nordic Berries Skaka Smaka product. In both of them, panelists presented a willing to buy the new Nordic berries Skaka Smaka product, but only if the beneficial health effects are targeted in its package. (Less)
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Life nowadays is just a routine and for some people without ‘taste’. Daily tasks, either in job or in personal life require all of your effort and energy. At the end of the day your batteries are over and that many times relates to a bad psychology and a bad health status. But everything can actually be changed!!! All you need to do is to follow your heart by doing whatever you enjoy most and eat whatever makes you happier and healthier!!!

What if you find the perfect food product that can make your day better from its early beginning?

Well, it is possible. And it’s not magic, it’s just food science!!!
By now, you have probably discovered several products existing in the market, but this one has something special for you. Nordic... (More)
Life nowadays is just a routine and for some people without ‘taste’. Daily tasks, either in job or in personal life require all of your effort and energy. At the end of the day your batteries are over and that many times relates to a bad psychology and a bad health status. But everything can actually be changed!!! All you need to do is to follow your heart by doing whatever you enjoy most and eat whatever makes you happier and healthier!!!

What if you find the perfect food product that can make your day better from its early beginning?

Well, it is possible. And it’s not magic, it’s just food science!!!
By now, you have probably discovered several products existing in the market, but this one has something special for you. Nordic Berries Skaka Smaka is what you are looking for. It’s a synbiotic drink product, always there to make your days better and your bodies healthier!!!
Made from a combination of natural Swedish oats and Nordic berries it ensures its perfect taste. Also, the addition of the probiotic strain ensures its beneficial effect in your gut microbiota!!!
The competitive advantage of the product developed is mainly expressed through the final product’s nutritional characteristics. It can be used as a meal replacement since its caloric content is 151kcal/100mL. Moreover, being a natural source of fibres, proteins and natural occurring sugars makes it available for a wide range of customers including seniors, children and athletes. Don’t you want the best for you body and health status? Then you shouldn’t miss the chance to try it!!! Once you buy it you should use it upon the directions on the package and always keep it in 4C for 15 days.

The product’s final composition was determined through a well-structured experimental process. Based on standard recipes and by evaluating a number of critical parameters the kind and the content of all the ingredients, were specified. The product’s life cycle was determined according to extensive stability tests. The product described has various advantages over its competitors in many aspects of its marketing and manufacturing strategy. Consequently, it is estimated that such a venture would be profitable.
Availabe in the market, Nordic Berries Skaka Smaka is a nutritious drink that can contribute to your well-being every day. As a part of a balanced and healthy diet.
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author
Mitsou, Evangelia LU
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organization
alternative title
EGENSKAPER OCH SMAK PÅ EN PROBIOTISK HAVREBASERAD DRYCK
course
KLTM01 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
oat based drink, nordic berries, probiotic, synbiotic, Prevotella copri, nutritional analyses, carbohydrates, protein, fat, fibres, viscocity, beta glucans, β-glucans, shelf life, microbial analysis, sensory analysis, innovation, product development, food engineering, livsmedelsteknik
language
English
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8924874
date added to LUP
2019-03-18 12:56:06
date last changed
2019-03-18 12:56:06
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Factors such as physic-chemical properties and the stability of the products within their life-span were analyzed. The new synbiotic product, was examined in different aspects (eg. pH, viability of strain, organoleptic characteristics) for 20 days under different storage conditions such as temperature and acidity level. It was found that the addition of the specific strain into the oat-based real fruit puree product was not affected by the used different storage conditions. Two sensory tests were performed, one hedonic and one in focus group for the Nordic Berries Skaka Smaka product. In both of them, panelists presented a willing to buy the new Nordic berries Skaka Smaka product, but only if the beneficial health effects are targeted in its package.},
  author       = {Mitsou, Evangelia},
  keyword      = {oat based drink,nordic berries,probiotic,synbiotic,Prevotella copri,nutritional analyses,carbohydrates,protein,fat,fibres,viscocity,beta glucans,β-glucans,shelf life,microbial analysis,sensory analysis,innovation,product development,food engineering,livsmedelsteknik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Physico-Chemical Properties, Probiotic Survival and Sensory Acceptability of a Liquid Oats-Based Beverage},
  year         = {2017},
}