Evaluation of nutritive values and consumer acceptance of sweet corn (Zea mays) juice as a recovery beverage for exercising people


  • Normah Jusoh Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Azimah Ahmad Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia
  • Ruaibah Yazani Tengah Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris




Sweet corn, beverage, nutrient composition, exercise


Carbohydrate-protein (CP) drinks have been shown to exert better effect in promoting faster muscle recovery and rehydration in exercising individuals. However, not all active people, particularly Asians can consume milk-based CP drinks that would trigger symptoms of lactose intolerance and discomfort. Thus, this study aimed to assess the feasibility of sweet corn (Zea mays) beverage as an alternative recovery drink for active people due to its high content of carbohydrate and protein as well as lactose-free. The first phase of the study was the formulation of sweet corn juice that match the specific criteria for an effective recovery drink. Next, the study on the acceptance assessment of the new formulated sweet corn juice was conducted. The results show that the product contains high carbohydrate and protein contents which met the criteria for recovery beverage for active people. Besides, the results of sensory and hedonic evaluation demonstrate that the product was well-liked and accepted by majority of the consumers. To conclude, sweet corn juice which is lactose-free may offer extra benefits in such a way that it will provide alternative recovery drink that can be consumed by lactose intolerant active people.


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