Organoleptic Evaluation and Consumer’s Acceptability of Zea Mays Hair as Herbal tea
Herbals areone of the alternative medicine used for health and medical purposes. Corn silk is one of the waste material from corn cultivation and available in abundance. This study focused on the development and acceptability of corn hair extract as herbal tea. Specifically, it aims to evaluate the aroma, appearance and taste. It made use of descriptive method of research using the hedonic scale in determination of the evaluators rating. Result of the study shows that on the level of acceptability Zea Mays Hair as herbal tea the overall assessment of the three group respondents in terms of appearance, aroma and taste was moderately acceptable supported by the obtained grand mean of 3.92 without flavour, 4.17 with calamansi, 4.41 with honey.