Journal Article

Journal article

Awareness about 'okara' [tofu refuse] and the preference for ice cream with 'okara' added to it  [2008]

Tsutsui, S.(Rakuno Gakuen Univ., Ebetsu, Hokkaido (Japan))

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In the minds of consumers, okara has a positive image because not only is it healthy as a rich source of dietary fiber, it is nutritious. However, because okara has a negative image for being a by-product and disposable, and for being an old-fashioned food, it is thought that its usage is being limited. Therefore, with the intent of making okara a more widely used ingredient, an ice cream with okara added to it was made, and the preference for this product was surveyed. As a result, preference for this ice cream was strong, and, since this ice cream is more nutritious than that sold in stores, it was considered that this method of using okara in this way is promising.

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Journal of Rakuno Gakuen University. Natural Science (Japan)

ISSN : 0388-001X