Creating Clover Powder Herbal Drink
Saleh, Nini Jayanti
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Young generations in Indonesia are mostly consuming imported food and beverage product nowadays. Therefore, food and beverage producer do not prefer to use local ingredients. With the momentum of healthy lifestyle trend in Surabaya, researchers would like to create a beverage product from local ingredients in Surabaya. A clover known in Latin as Marsilea Crenata is usually used as a Pecel Semanggi. Marsilea Crenata has known as a medicine for sore throat, sprue, and fever. It contains high isoflavones. The researchers create the herbal drink by producing clover powder through the stages of drying using dehydrator. The herbal beverage is produced through experimental stages with dry mix and crystallization method. Organoleptic test is used to discover about the taste, aroma, color, and texture of the herbal drink. They are acceptable and 53,3% of panelists like it. Nutrition test is conducted in Balai Riset dan Standardisasi Industri Surabaya to discover the nutrition facts of the herbal drink. The herbal drink contains of 20,62% ash, 7,31% sugar, 1,16% protein, 6,15% carbohydrate, and energy 38,96 kkal/100 g.