Physicochemical Stability, Antioxidant Activity, and Acceptance of Beet and Orange Mixed Juice During Refrigerated Storage

Maria Porto, Vivian Okina, Tatiana Pimentel, Sandra Prudencio
2017 Beverages  
The objective of this study was to mix beet juice and orange juice in two proportions (1:1 and 1:2 v/v), evaluate their physicochemical stability and antioxidant activity during storage (4 • C for 30 days), and evaluate their acceptance by consumers. Beet juice (with or without pasteurization) and pasteurized orange juice were used as controls. The presence of orange juice contributed to the pH, betacyanin, betaxanthin, and antioxidant capacity stabilities during storage, whereas the presence
more » ... beet improved the color stability. The mixed juices showed high total phenolic compounds (484-485 µg gallic acid/mL), DPPH scavenging capacity (2083-1930 µg Trolox/mL), and ABTS (1854-1840 µg Trolox/mL), as well as better sensory acceptance than the pasteurized beet juice. However, the mixed juices had a more significant reduction in the ascorbic acid content (completely lost at 15 days of storage) than the pasteurized orange juice (25% reduction at 30 days). The beet and orange mixed juice is an alternative functional beverage that can contribute to an increase in the consumption of beet and orange.
doi:10.3390/beverages3030036 fatcat:irblquamebf7jnlpxzaoav2uta