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Utveckling av ett lågkaloripulver med chokladsmak
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Natural Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Today, obesity is the cause for many diseases such as metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. Very low calorie diets (VLCD) are formulated foods with 450-800 kilocalories per day intended for use as the sole dietary source of energy during weight loss. These diets have proven useful in short-term weight loss and show improvements in blood pressure, serum lipids and glycaemia in obese people with type 2 diabetes.

Currently, there is no harmonised legislation throughout the EU for VLCD-products, however Codex Alimentarius has developed a standard (Codex Standard 203-1995) which the Nordic Council of Ministers have based their Nordic recommendations (Report 1993:557) on. The Swedish recommendations are based on this report and The Swedish National Food Administration direct the control and labelling of products merchandised inSweden.

The current recommendations for VLCD have been summarized in this study. A review of scientific studies of the use of VLCD-products demonstrated the safe use of these products for a limited time to achieve weight loss, due to nutritional composition preventing loss of lean body mass.

The aim of this study was to formulate a recipe for a chocolate flavoured VLCD-powder based on The Swedish National Food Administration’s VLCD recommendations. First, a theoretical recipe was calculated and based on sensory analysis different sources of raw materials and the amounts were evaluated and adjusted in different trials. In the fifth and final trial, a product with a satisfying taste and texture was created.

The results from the different trials showed that the low energy content in the product demanded the right type of raw material to achieve a pleasant flavour and correct amount of nutrients. The raw material used in the project was presented and described in the background.

All together the project gave an overview of VLCD-products whereby no evidence of serious adverse effects was found in the literature from using VLCD for a limited time. In formulating a VLCD powder it was important to use the right raw materials and combination of ingredients to develop a product with a satisfying taste and texture.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , p. 42
Keywords [sv]
lågkaloripulver, produktutveckling
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Other Basic Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13680OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-13680DiVA, id: diva2:433171
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Chemistry
Educational program
Nutrition and Food Science Programme, 180 credits
Uppsok
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
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Available from: 2011-08-17 Created: 2011-08-09 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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