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Vol. 12, Special Issue 7 (2023)

Development of antioxidant-rich chocolate with the incorporation of pomegranate peel

Author(s):
Karanam Siva Sai Srinivas
Abstract:
The edible parts of fruits are often eaten and processed industrially, resulting in large amounts of fruit waste such as peels. These fruit wastes can be used as functional ingredients for food production, which can help lower the environmental burden. This project aimed to make dark chocolate with passion pomegranate peels as functional ingredients and helps children who suffering with cancer as additional beneficiary, children like chocolate more than anything. Dark chocolate has high antioxidant activity and is rich in flavonoids that help health. Passion pomegranate peels have high dietary fiber value. Therefore, adding these ingredients can improve the dietary fiber content of dark chocolate. Here is a possible rewrite of the text. We tested how adding passion pomegranate peel affects the nutrition, antioxidants, and taste of dark chocolate. The dark chocolate with pomegranate peel had 64.5% fat, 5.26% moisture, 10.43% protein, 3.33% ash, and 0.93% total dietary fiber. It had much more dietary fiber (3.05±0.02%) than the plain dark chocolate (0.92±0.10%), and this difference was statistically significant (p<0.05). We asked 10 people to rate the dark chocolate on its appearance, smell, texture, meltiness, and overall liking on a range from 1 to 9. The average total liking score for the dark chocolate with passion pomegranate peel was 8 out of 9, which means 82% of the people liked it. Here is a possible rewrite of the text. The dark chocolate with passion fruit and citrus peel had much better DPPH radical scavenging activity (81.00±0.13%) than the plain dark chocolate (77.75±0.13) and this difference was statistically significant (p<0.05). This means that the dark chocolate with passion fruit and citrus peel can give more antioxidants and dietary fiber to the consumers, which are good for their health. The customers also liked the taste and texture of the dark chocolate with passion fruit and citrus peel. Therefore, this product has a good chance of being successful in the confectionery business.
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How to cite this article:
Karanam Siva Sai Srinivas. Development of antioxidant-rich chocolate with the incorporation of pomegranate peel. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 824-827.

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