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Sensory evaluation of drinks enriched with extracts of herbs
Scholzová, Kristýna ; Pořízka, Jaromír (referee) ; Vítová, Eva (advisor)
This diploma thesis deals with sensory evaluation of herbal non-alcoholic beverages, being a part of a new product development. The theoretical part provides information concerning chemical composition, health effects, food applications and aroma compounds of the herbs of interest (peppermint (Mentha piperita), sage (Salvia officinalis), St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) and lemon balm (Melissa officinalis). Another topic is a description of sensory methods, requirements and arrangement of the analysis, statistical methods, and also technological processes leading to herbal syrups and beverages production. The practical part comprises sensory analysis of a few, newly designed, formulas of one-component and two-component alcohol free herbal beverages. The sensory panel consisted of 40 students of master's and also doctoral study programme at Faculty of chemistry, University of Technology Brno. Four subsequent experiments are introduced, each of them consisting of a few sensory tests and including corresponding sensory forms attached. The sensory tests arrangement was based on currently valid Czech Technical Standards, using a ranking, descriptive, paired comparison, sensory profile testing and scaling methods. For the purpose of statistical evaluation, Friedman, Kruskal-Wallis, PCA and Faktor analysis were used. Level of abilities and sensory experience of panelists were found comparable to consumer testing. The results include sensory characteristics of all of the beverages tested. In general, the one-component beverages were preferred to the two-component beverages and the additive colouring with aronia concentrate wasn´t found any benefitial, from the sensory point of view. The consumer questionnaire proved all of the samples to be very promising, but based on the sensory results, we would consider the mint and the sage-mint beverages being the most potentialy applicable samples.
Effect of short-term water deficit and rehydration on pigments content in the leaves of selected species of leafy vegetables
Scholzová, Kristýna ; Hnilička, František (advisor) ; Orsák, Matyáš (referee)
In this bachelor's work was investigated the influence of short-term water deficit and rehydration on the content of pigments in the leaves of selected varieties of leafy vegetables. The objective of the greenhouse experiment was determination of the content of pigments in leaves depending on the plant species and the evaluation of the effects of water deficit and subsequent rehydration on the content of pigments in the leaves of selected species of leafy vegetables: lettuce, rocket and chard.
The use of solid phase extraction for fractionation of lipids in cheese matrix
Scholzová, Kristýna ; Vespalcová, Milena (referee) ; Vítová, Eva (advisor)
This bachelor thesis deals with Solid Phase Extraction, as a method for isolation of free fatty acids from cheese matrix to be subsequently determined using gas chromatography with FID detection. The theoretical part provides information about milk fat composition and related reactions being a source of flavour compounds, free fatty acids including. The main objective of the theoretical research is to summarize alternatives to determining fatty acids in cheese, focusing on current advancement and use of Solid Phase Extraction for this purpose. The practical part discovers proper technique and conditions for fractionation of lipids by Solid Phase Extraction, using aminopropyl bonded phase columns. Agilent SampliQ Amino columns were utilized to separate lipid mixture and different lipid classes were eluted using suitable organic solvents. Composition and purity of lipid extracts were verified combining thin layer chromatography and gas chromatography. Before being determined by gas chromatography, free fatty acids were converted into methylesters, based on ČSN EN ISO 12966-2. Besides discussing proper experimental conditions, the assesment also comes with solving optimal volumes of sample and eluting solvents to apply. The results of this thesis are considered to be useful base for subsequent experimental optimization and following integration of validated method into process of determining free fatty acids.

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