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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-18

Traditional homemade probiotic drink “Kanji” versus marketed probiotic drink: Critical representation of hidden therapeutic potentials

1 University Centre of Excellence in Research, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India
2 Multi-Disciplinary Research Unit, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Malika Arora
Multidisciplinary Research Unit, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot - 151 203, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jihs.jihs_31_20

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Background: The traditional homemade Kanji (commonly known as Kanjika) is an Indian fermented drink, which is prepared from black carrots and has indigenous probiotic species. It is being used since long back due to its high nutritional/therapeutic value and availability of anthocyanin pigment. However, the use of traditional food drinks is decreasing and these are being replaced by marketed probiotic drinks. At present, probiotics are regulated as per their intended use, and there are certain confusions and challenges in regulatory guidelines. Hence, ensuring safe, swift, and successful usage of probiotics is the urgent need of the hour. Aims and objective: The present study was aimed to investigate homemade Kanji and a marketed formulation for its analytical/ biological studies in order to compare their therapeutic potency. Materials and Methods: A marketed probiotic drink was procured from the local market and Kanji was prepared at home using a traditional method. Results: The preliminary evaluation of kanji over marketed probiotic drink has shown that the homemade drink Kanji is having better probiotic, antioxidant, and antimicrobial profile in comparison to the marketed products. Conclusion: The results concluded that the traditional homemade drinks are more effective and safe beverages even as per today's lifestyle.

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