HomeANTORCHAvol. 4 no. 1 (2017)


Cyril Jerome M. Manning | Robby Raven G. Navarro | Christine O. Cruz



In the recent years, Adlai has been a focus of the Department of Agriculture – _Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA – _BAR) in the Philippines in the aspect of research and development because of its versatility and nutritional value. Adlai (Coixlacryma-jobi L.) is a grass based cereal crop that is rich in starch, vitamins and minerals. It may be a substitute for rice and corn as a potential staple food in the Philippines. This study aims to utilize Adlai as a source of Lactose-free Cereal drink, specifically (1) to evaluate the over-all acceptability of Adlai cereal based milk drink using 9-point Hedonic Scale. Also, to (2) determine the proximate analysis and Total Dietary Fiber (TDF) content of Adlai cereal based milk drink. Lastly, to (3) determine the product cost of Adlai cereal based milk drink. Adlai Milk and sweetener were tested for formulation (0, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%) and were subjected to sensory evaluation. The best formulation based on the sensory evaluation was analyzed at Sentrotek in Mandaluyong City for Proximate Analysis and test for TDF. Adlai Milk yielded 13.9g Carbohydrates, 0.02g Ash, 86.1g Moisture, 12g Sugars as Invert and 0.02g TDF per 100ml Adlai Milk while protein and fat were 0.0g per 100ml Adlai Milk. It is concluded that among the samples, formulation with ratio 20 grams of sugar: 80 ml raw Adlai cereal based milk drink was the most acceptable for all the panelists. This formulation showed a significant number of total carbohydrates and energy (kcal). However, there were no detected protein and fat, and a decreased TDF in the milk. Moreover, compared to commercial cereal-based milk drink, Adlai cereal based milk drink is cost-efficient.