Production and evaluation of mineral and nutrient contents, chemical composition, and sensory properties of ice creams fortified with laboratory-prepared peach fibre
Background: In the coming years, a nutraceutical food may provide both physical and mental benefits that are commonly attributed to the active components of the food.
Objective: In this study, we determined the nutrient and mineral contents, sensory properties, and physical and chemical characteristics of ice creams manufactured using peach fibre at different concentrations (1 and 2%).
Method: A total of five experimental groups were formed: two types (from peach peel and pulp) of flour, two fibre concentrations (1 and 2%), and a control group without fibres.
Results: Flour obtained from peach pulp and peel was found to have a significant (p<0.05) effect on the chemical composition and elemental composition of ice cream samples, especially the rates of Ca, K, Mg, and P, which increased in the samples depending on the content of peach fibre. Sensory ratings and acceptability of ice creams decreased significantly with increasing peach peel fibre, whereas ice creams made with C (control) and B1 (ice creams made from 1% peach pulp fibre) was the highest scored by the panellists.
Conclusions: Peach fibre concentrates might be used as a good source of nutraceutical ingredients.
Keywords: ice cream; peach fibre; chemical composition
(Published: 3 November 2016)
Citation: Food & Nutrition Research 2016, 60: 31882 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/fnr.v60.31882
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