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.
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.