Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 9, Pages: 1-4
Meigy Nelce Mailoa* , Beni Setha and F. Gaspersz Febe
Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Pattimura University, Maluku, Indonesia; [email protected]
Fibrous drink is popular nowadays. Seaweed is rich in polysaccharides with relatively high content of dietary fiber. Currently most of the food ready for consumption is sold as fruit drinks, but seaweed community is still a rare source. One of the diversified products such as seaweed fiber drink in powder form can be a promising source. We report the seaweed beverage powder products of Eucheuma cottonii. The chemical analysis showed that seaweed powder instant drinks contain: water content 13.82%, ash content 0.67%, crude fiber: 1,47% and carbohydrate 83.90%. Average guest panelist on the smell of seaweed drinks ranged between 4.4-5.1. Taste assessment of the average panelist seaweed flavored drinks ranged from 5.33 to 5.63. Eucheuma cottonii seaweed powder can be used as an alternative source of fiber natural drinks and are useful for health.
Keywords: Eucheuma Cottoni, Powder Drinks Fibrous
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