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Title: Evaluation of Nutritional and Biochemical aspects of Po:ro apong (Saimod) - A home made alcoholic rice beverage of Mising tribe of Assam, India
Authors: Kardong, Devid
Deori, Khirod
Sood, Kaushal
Yadav, RNS
Bora, TC
Gogoi, BK
Keywords: Po:ro Apong;Yeast starter;Mising;Biochemical;Epop
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int.Cl.8:Ao1G 16/00, C12 C, C12 G, A47 G, C 12
Abstract: Po:ro apong (saimod) is a socio-culturally important alcoholic rice beverage unique to the Mising Tribe of Assam in India. The various steps involved in the preparation of saimod and its nutritional aspects were evaluated through biochemical analysis of the finished product. About 16 (sixteen) different plant species having medicinal values are used for preparation of the epop (yeast starter). The finished product (po:ro apong) is reported to have medicinal values and finds applications in homely treatment of various ailments. The use of burnt ash of rice husk and rice straw during the preparation of this beverage is unique. Biochemical analysis shows that the finished product is acidic beverage and contains almost all metabolically important nutrients with the detectable amount of amylase enzymes. The alcohol content in the consumable finished product is significantly higher (7.52% - 18.5% v/v) as compared to other popular rice beer. The microbial load in different stages of the po:ro fermentation was recorded as 549 x107cfu/gm in epop followed by 414 x 107 in ripe mash and 8,700 ± 6.332 cfu/mm3 in filtrate product (po:ro apong).
Page(s): 499-504
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(3) [July 2012]

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