Formulation of a herbal bar with muskmelon and sunflower seed
Reevika Khurana and Shweta Singh
Herbs (Azadirachta indicia and Bacopa monnieri) have a wide range of therapeutic properties as they are rich source of antioxidants. Seeds contains high amount of protein, fiber, vitamin (A, B, C, E) and minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, selenium and manganese). These herbs are generally not consumed as such because of its bitter taste, therefore a herbal chocolate bar is formulated which is incorporated with these herbs, seeds and dates in it. The chocolate sample were prepared using chocolate and dates in ratio (HC1= 90:10, HC2=80:20, HC3=70:30) and herbs Azadirachta indicia and Bacopa monnieri (0.5g) and muskmelon seeds and sunflower seeds (3g). The chocolate with herbs was approved by the sensory panel. All the samples showed an index of acceptance above 70%.Sensory acceptability of treatment HC3 was found best for all attributes. The protein content was highest in HC1, the moisture content was highest in HC3, the fat content was highest in HC1, the ash content was highest in HC3 and the carbohydrate content was highest in HC3. The chocolate prepared contains benefits of herbs, seeds and dates which increases the nutritional value of the chocolate and can be consumer by people of any age group.
How to cite this article:
Reevika Khurana, Shweta Singh. Formulation of a herbal bar with muskmelon and sunflower seed. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):81-85.