Physicochemical and Sensory Characteristics of Moju Sold at Restaurants Located in Jeonju

전주지역 음식점에서 판매되는 모주의 이화학적, 관능적 특성

  • Received : 2011.05.11
  • Accepted : 2011.10.14
  • Published : 2011.12.30


Moju is a low-alcoholic beverage made by filtering after boiling a mixture of makgeolli, ginseng, arrowroot, licorice root, cinnamon, jujube, ginger, and raw sugar. It is known to alleviate hangovers. To provide information for use in the development of palatable Moju, this study evaluated the physicochemical and sensory properties of 22 kinds of Moju being sold at different restaurants in Jeonju city. The mean values of obtained in the physicochemical analysis were as follows: water content, 91.28%; alcohol content, 1.09%; pH, 4.25; total acidity, 0.27%; reducing sugar content, 40.68 mg/mL; soluble solid content, 13.75 $^{\circ}Brix$; and viscosity 11.19 cP. The Lactic-, malic-, and citric- acid contents were higher than the contents of other organic acids. The sucrose content was higher than the contents of other free sugars. The mean value of the free amino acids was 175.3 mg%, lower than that of Takju, the main ingredient of Moju. It was considered that the free amino acids in Takju can be used as a substrate for the browning reaction in the process of Moju manufacture. In the sensory evaluation, the Moju with 0.15~0.25% total acidity, 10.6~13.4 $^{\circ}Brix$, and 5.73~9.57 cP was preferred.


Supported by : 농림수산식품부


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