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Revista Lasallista de Investigación

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HINCAPIE LLANOS, Gustavo Adolfo et al. Making an energizing beverage from borojo (Borojoa patinoi Cuatrec.). Rev. Lasallista Investig. [online]. 2012, vol.9, n.2, pp.33-43. ISSN 1794-4449.

Introduction. Borojo is a tropical fruit mainly cultivated in the Colombian Pacific, and countless benefts for the human health are attributed to it. At current times, several studies to obtain further information about this fruit, and to exploit its agricultural and industrial uses, are being made. Objective. To develop an energizing beverage from borojo, in a powdered presentation and with strawberry favor. Materials and methods. Chemical and microbiological analyzes were performed to the fresh pulp and to powdered borojo. The pre-mixtures were formulated, varying the powdered borojo percentages. The acceptance of the formulas was evaluated by the use of a favor profile with a panel of experts, according to ICONTEC regulations, to choose the final formulation. Samples of the beverage were packed in BOPP MET/PA/LDPE, BOPP/Pigmented and BOPP/BOPP MET, laminated packaging options with a barrier against vapor. At a zero time period, aqueous activity measurements (aw), % of humidity and the sensory analysis at 60 and 120 days were performed to each sample, in order to establish its stability. Results. The pre-mixture chosen contains 21.7% of powdered borojo. The most stable packaging according to the physical-chemical and sensory parameters was BOPP MET/PA/LDPE, because it preserved its characteristics after 60 days.

Keywords : borojo "Borojoa patinoi cuatrec; energizing beverage.

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