Consuming the fruit and vegetable juices are
considered as a simple and easy method to gain maximum
health benefits. Preserving the nutritive value of these
juices is important during their storage. So, preservatives
and additives are used to increase their shelf life, along
with ensuring the product safety. In this study, three
kinds of natural preservatives were used to preserve a
juice blend obtained from apple, carrot and beetroot
under ambient room temperature and refrigerated
conditions. The samples were examined every day for any
changes in physical parameters and after 7 days, an
aliquot of juice was studied for its chemical properties.
The sample with lemon juice as preservative and stored
under ambient room temperature had no contamination
with least amount of reducing sugars and total proteins.
Hence, the results observed in this preliminary study
corroborate the usage of lemon juice as an effective
natural preservative for preserving juice blend of apple,
beetroot and carrot.
Keywords : ABC Juice, Lemon Juice, Natural Preservative, Storage.