Revista Cubana de Farmacia
On-line version ISSN 1561-2988
GONZALEZ PEREZ, Maritza; GARCIA HERNANDEZ, Yenela and GONZALEZ HERNANDEZ, Raúl. Evaluation of flavoring of anti-anemic drug called Trofin in its two packaging forms. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2005, vol.39, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2988.
Several experiments were made to give new flavor to the anti-anemic product of natural origin known as Trofín in two of its packaging forms, that is, dehydrate and liquid, with a view to eliminating or mitigating the metal-like flavor characteristic of iron-based preparations, the slightly bitter taste that sodium benzoate, used as preservative, causes and also the medicamentous smell of the drug. Seven different flavors were included in the sensorial test for which panels of tasters were incorporated according to the method of affective tests (Torricella R, Zamora E, Pulido H. Sensorial Evaluation in the Food Industry. Serial book IIIA, Ministry of Food Industry (MINAL), Center of Scientific and Technical Information and Documentation, MINAL, Cuba, 1989). The results were satisfactory. Appropriate flavors and concentrations were set, which best disguise the preservative taste and the medicamentous smell of the product.
Keywords : Trofin; sensorial evaluation; sodium benzoate.