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Bulletin of UASVM Agriculture
Year: 2010  |  Volume: 67  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 381 - 386

Comparison of Sunflower Halva Products from Romanian Market

Emil RACOLTA, Vlad MURESAN, Sevastita MUSTE and Cristina Anamaria SEMENIUC    

Abstract: Halva is a traditional confection, consists of tahini (sesame paste), cooked sugar and soapwort root extract. Sunflower halva is made of sunflower seeds tahini, instead of sesame. In this study fat, sugar and moisture content of sunflower halva products from Romanian market were compared. Sunflower halva samples from three different producers (A, B, C) were purchased from the market. From the producer C two different batches were analyzed (C1 and C2). Researches shows a total fat content between 37.17-43.95%, total sugars within 20.40-34.40% and moisture content ranged between 2.74-3.84%. Differences between products from different sources may be due different technologies, recipes and raw materials used.

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