ISSN 2456-0235

International Journal of Modern Science and Technology


​​​​​​​May 2020, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 124-127. 

​​A Noval Strategy to Develop a New Food Product from Tanners Cassia (Senna auriculata)

J. Jayabarath*, S. Gayathri, T. Dinesh
Department of Food Technology, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Institute of Research and Technology, Siruvachur – 13. Tamilnadu. India.

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The Senna auriculata is a small perennial, branched under shrub plant and it is belonging to the Fabaceae family. It has a natural source of antioxidant. So, it is mainly used to cure diabetes, control cholesterol and it contains several medicinal uses. Then, the Senna auriculata flower is combined with the neera sugar to form a jelly. Because, the jellies are easy to eat and all age of people are like to take it. Neera is a sugar, which can be extracted from the inflorescence of varies spices of toddy before the fermentation process takes place. Neera has more medicinal values such as improve immune system, bone health, prevent anemia, cure liver disease etc. The refractometer is used to measure the TSS (total soluble solids). Lowry’s method is conducted to determine the protein in neera. Then, sheet test is used to determine the consistency and refrigerator test is to detect the quality of neeragel. Carbohydrate test is used to detect the reducing sugar present in neeragel, using DNS method. Some preservatives and natural stabilizer are adding to improve the shelf life.

Keywords:Senna auriculata; Flower; Neera; Jelly; Total soluble solids; Neeragel.


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