Development of Rice Wines Using Cornus officinalis and Scutellaria baicalensis by Antioxidant Activity Tests

고항산화능 소재 선발을 바탕으로 한 산수유와 황금을 이용한 약주 개발

  • Published : 2008.02.28


In this study, the antioxidant activities of 27 medicinal herbs and plants were measured. The dried medicinal herbs and plants were pulverized and extracted by water, 15% ethanol, and 45% ethanol, respectively at above $80^{circ}C$ for 90 minutes. The original and diluted extracts were tested for their antioxidant activities by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical-scavenging activity assay. Cornus officinalis (C) and Scutellaria baicalensis (S) were selected to develop rice wines with higher antioxidant activities, based on the result of the 45% ethanol extraction. The rice wine developed using sample showed the highest antioxidant activity as comparing to those of other commercial rice wines. The rice wine samples were analyzed for titratable acidity, pH, $^{\circ}Brix$, reducing sugar content, color (L, a, b), amino-acidity, and ultraviolet absorption. The preferences for color, aroma, and overall acceptability were determined using a 9-point hedonic scale by 150 consumers. The sweetness, sourness, fruitiness, color, and medicinal herb-taste levels of the developed rice wines were also evaluated, using a 9-point just-about-right scale. The mean overall acceptability score of c (5.54) was higher than that of sample S. Based on the results, the sourness and medicinal herb-taste levels of sample s should be modified to higher levels, and the fruitiness of sample S also needs to be adjusted. For a future study, the final compositions of the developed rice wines will be adjusted for product launching based on the preference test data acquired in this study.


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