International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research


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Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part B (2024)

Formulation of instant soup mix from seaweeds

Author(s): Salnamchi J Sangma, Adithiyalakshmi S and PL Sridevi Sivakami
Abstract: In an era where health consciousness is on the rise, the spotlight is gradually shifting towards natural food sources that offer not only sustenance but also vitality. Simple dietary adjustments have been shown to significantly reduce the global burden of non-communicable illnesses. Amidst the vast expanse of the ocean, teeming with life forms, lies a treasure trove of nutritional wonders, among which seaweeds stand out as a manifold and intriguing group of organisms. The overarching goal of this study is to harness the potential of underutilized seaweeds in formulating innovative food products, particularly instant soup mixes. Through meticulous sensory evaluation, shelf life analysis, and comprehensive nutritional assessment, we aim to shed light on the nutritive value and sensory appeal of these formulations. Our study focuses on two varieties of seaweeds: Sargassum wightii and Ulva lactuca. These seaweeds, often overlooked, boast a rich nutritional profile, brimming with essential micro and macronutrients vital for human health. The sensory evaluation of the instant soup mixes was conducted using a 5-point hedonic rating scale, providing valuable insights into the overall acceptability and palatability of the formulations. Additionally, the nutritive values of the products were meticulously calculated, drawing upon the Indian Food Composition Table of 2017 for reference. Our findings reveal that the formulated instant soup mixes exhibit superior energy content, carbohydrates, and calcium levels compared to standard formulations. Furthermore, they boast significant amounts of micronutrients, including vitamins and minerals, thus positioning them as formidable contenders in the realm of nutritionally dense food options. Despite their immense potential, seaweeds remain relatively unexplored in the Indian culinary landscape. Their myriad health benefits and nutrient density are yet to be fully realized and capitalized upon by Indian consumers. By harnessing the availability and nutrient richness of seaweeds, we have the opportunity to revolutionize dietary habits and promote healthier lifestyles amidst the demands of modern living, seaweeds emerge as a potent natural resource, offering a plethora of health advantages in today's fast-paced and often unhealthy lifestyle. As we delve deeper into the realm of nutritional science, embracing the bounty of the ocean may pave the way for a healthier, more sustainable future for generations to come.
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International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research
How to cite this article:
Salnamchi J Sangma, Adithiyalakshmi S, PL Sridevi Sivakami. Formulation of instant soup mix from seaweeds. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(3):105-109. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i3b.682
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