Designing a ready to serve herbal drink having energy, healing and refreshing effect for task oriented individuals
RMGB Rajanayake, KKDS Ranaweera, KWMA Jayasinghe
It is most appropriate to have Ready to serve drink without any further preparation like boiling / dissolving or adding sugar, salt etc., having energy, healing effect and refreshing effect for Task oriented individuals (TOI) like hikers, soldiers and archaeologists engaged in increased physical activities in extreme environments for longer working times. Designed drink fulfil energy requirement, supplying 205 kcal per serving, added menthol capable of stimulating the consumer and act as carminative (anti- flatulent) and refreshing agent. Beli (Bale fruit in English) has a great cooling effect and a marvellous ability of neutralizing the gastric environment. Therefore, it is renowned as the ideal natural agent to cure the discomforts of gastritis. In addition, contains a variety of vitamins and minerals which helps to improve the immunity and aids the energy metabolism as well. Bee honey is the best natural energy booster readily available in Sri Lanka and in the sub continent region. Contains simple sugar in higher density and the natural organoleptic compounds present gives a fascinating taste compared to sucrose (table sugar). This drink fulfil the requirements like energy, healing, refreshing and carminative effect to a level beyond satisfaction, a single drink is designed; made out of Beli fruit juice, Bee honey and menthol in combination.