AU Journal of Technology: Vol. 14, No. 1 (July 2010)
Sensory characteristics and consumer acceptance of fruit juice containing probiotics beads in Thailand
Although the survival of probitoics in fruit juices, which were nominated to be a good probiotic carrier, could be improved by using microencapsulation technique in alginate bead coated with chitosan, the satisfactoriness of the consumer must be considered. Consumer assessment and sensory evaluation of this product were performed by consumers in Thailand and by using descriptive analysis, respectively. Four hundred consumers from Bangkok and the suburbs of Bangkok were served with orange and grape juices containing probiotic beads together with...