SENSORY AND PH EVALUATIONS OF NOVEL VARIETIES OF KEFIR

Authors

  • Elena Damjanovska Gavriloska Faculty of Technology and Technical Sciences - Veles, University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola
  • Tatjana Kalevska Faculty of Technology and Technical Sciences - Veles, University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola
  • Gordana Dimitrovska Faculty of Biotechnical Sciences - Bitola, University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola
  • Jasenka Gajdoš Kljusurić Gajdoš Kljusurić University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20544/

Keywords:

kefir variations, functional foods, statistical analysis, sensory analysis, dietary fibers

Abstract

The paper aims to assess the sensory attributes and pH changes in newly formulated varieties of kefir with the purpose of exploring customer acceptance of a novel dairy beverage.

Sensory evaluation of novelvariations of kefir incorporating dietary fibers and flavors: strawberry-CKS, vanilla-CKV and peach-CKP. The evaluation encompasses appearance, color, aroma, consistency, and taste, providing a comprehensive understanding of the sensory profiles of these kefir variants.

The methods employed in this study involved, the technological method of obtaining these industrial kefir; sensory analysis of three varieties functional kefir and classic kefir (CK) using scoring and ranking methods;  t-tests for assessing statistical significance (p < 0.05, p < 0.01, p < 0.001) between functional kefir and classic kefir (with two repeated samples) and time intervals (1-7-14, 21 days); and comparison of dynamic changes in pH value in kefir.

The results revealed significant sensory variations among kefir variants. On the first day, CKS showed higher consistency and aroma scores, while CKV excelled in appearance, color, and aroma. On the 7th day, CKS scored higher in consistency and aroma, whereas CKV achieved better scores in appearance, color, and aroma. However, t-tests showed no statistically significant difference between control kefir and strawberry functional kefir. CK kefirs maintained consistent quality, while functional kefirs displayed unique patterns. Additionally, pH analysis confirmed that all kefir variants maintained acceptable pH levels.

The results of those analyses of kefir variations are a measure of their appeal to consumers as a tasty and healthy functional food on the Macedonian market, particularly to the younger demographic population.

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Published

27.12.2023

How to Cite

“ SENSORY AND PH EVALUATIONS OF NOVEL VARIETIES OF KEFIR”. 2023. Horizons - International Scientific Journal 1 (1): 77-90. https://doi.org/10.20544/.

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