Nutraceuticals 2020: Preparation of low caloric sweet orange drink using stevia powderAuthor(s): Muhammad Usman
he research was carried out to evaluate the overall acceptability and quality of low caloric sweet orange drink with the addition of various concentration of stevia powder stored at ambient temperature during storage. The ready-to-serve (RTS) beverages are popular among the consumers but in them cane sugar is used that resulted in health problems. Stevia a natural, non caloric sweetener had sweetness several hundred times than sugar with no health issues. The stevioside (glycoside in stevia) when used in beverages as sugar substitute then it can be termed as a functional drink due to its health benefits. This study is useful in preparation of low caloric sweet orange drink using stevia powder that may improve their quality and also prevent against many diseases.