ANALISIS KADAR VITAMIN C PADA MINUMAN PROBIOTIK BUAH BLIGO (Benincasa hispida)
Background: Bligo (Benincasa hispida) is a Creeper plant, wooden trunk, soft, hairy and green. Bligo (Benincasa
hispida) contains water, protein, vegetable fats, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals and vitamins. Probiotic drinks are lactic
acid fermented drinks that contain lactic acid bacteria and can provide health effects when consumed. Vitamin C is
known as ascorbic acid (C6H8O6), it is one of the vitamins needed by the body and its functions to increase the body's
immune system. The Measurement of vitamin C in probiotic drinks used spectrophotometric tool.
Methods: This study used a qualitative descriptive research and the aim to determine the amount of vitamin C levels
in a probiotic drink made from Bligo (Benincasa hispida).
Results: Based on the results of conducting this research, probiotic drinks containing Vitamin C in sample 1 with a
vitamin C in the level of 0.00790 and samples 2 and 3 with a vitamin C in the level of 0.00869%.
Conclusion : Probiotic drink contains vitamin C in samples 2 and 3 with a Vitamin C level of 0.00869%. So Bligo
(Benincasa hispida) can be used as a probiotic drink because it contains vitamin C.
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