Scientists from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in Vladivostok have developed a dry mixture of jellyfish and citrus to prepare drinks with the antioxidant and journalistic service of the university. notification.
"The two main ingredients of exotic cocktails are the addition of powder from jellyfish Rhopilema and lemon or orange extract. The diluted concentrate in the water looks like a normal fruit juice, but has a high content of sugars. amines, vitamins, flavonoids, minerals and antioxidant properties, " the dog service reported.
Traditionally, jellyfish Rhopilema (Rhopilema esculentum Kishinouye) is a popular dish in East Asia. This jellyfish lives off China, South Korea and Japan, and appears in Primorye waters when it is warm. Raw materials have been collected near the Vladivostok coast in October. From one kg of jellyfish, 1.8 gram of flour is obtained.
Scientists note that jellyfish contain amino sugar (amino-sugar) that regulates blood clotting and helps fight infections. This invention has been granted several patents.
"In the course of the study, we have discovered that, if animal ingredients (jellyfish additives) and plant-derived ingredients (citrus extracts) are used together. , their antioxidant activity is 10 times higher than the activity of these components if used separately, and is comparable to the activity of ascorbic acid ' - the project's authors. like more.
Previously, experts from the Food Technology Department at FEFU Biology developed bread with scallops, colored chocolate with ginseng extract and seaweed jam with Manchurian berry additives.