Development of an acceptable, stable and safe nitrate-rich vegetable juice beverage : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Food Technology at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand. EMBARGOED until 30 August 2018
Ingestion of nitrates from a vegetable juice beverage has been reported to improve
exercise performance. The research was therefore conducted to produce a vegetable
juice beverage with stable nitrate content that could potentially enhance sports activity.
In this study, a placebo drink was also produced with low nitrate content and to match
the taste and quality parameters of the high nitrate juice beverage.