Browning Inhibitors (browning + inhibitor)

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THE EFFECT OF PRETREATMENT OF SHREDDED CELERIAC USING SOLUTIONS OF ENZYMATIC BROWNING INHIBITORS ON THE QUALITY OF MINIMALLY PROCESSED PRODUCT

JOURNAL OF FOOD QUALITY, Issue 5 2007
BIETA, RADZIEJEWSKA-KUBZDELA EL
ABSTRACT The study investigated the effect of soaking celeriac flakes in solutions containing various concentrations of enzymatic browning inhibitors on the quality of stored minimally processed product. Ascorbic acid (0.2,0.5%), 4-hexylresorcinol (0.003,0.01%), sodium chloride (0.1,0.5%) and sodium lactate (2,3%) were used as browning inhibitors. On the basis of the conducted tests, it was found that among the applied browning inhibitors, only ascorbic acid had an advantageous effect on the quality of stored celeriac flakes. Along with an increase in its concentration in the solution (0.2,0.5%) used for the pretreatment of the flakes, the value of color parameter a* decreased, while the value of parameter b* increased. At the concentration of ascorbic acid in the solution exceeding 0.25%, flake color in the sensory examination was evaluated as desirable. An increase of ascorbic acid concentration in the solution in the range from 0.2 to 0.4% resulted in a decrease in the total mesophilic and psychrophilic bacteria counts, respectively, by 3 and 1 log cfu/g of the stored product. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS Minimal processing of celeriac provides convenience for consumers and many economic benefits for producers. Minimal processing of celeriac can induce disadvantageous changes in tissue, which may lead to darkening of the flakes and deterioration of product sensory attributes. Moreover, shredded raw material constitutes an excellent medium for the development of microorganisms. This article contains information about the effectiveness of enzymatic browning inhibitors for extending the shelf life of celeriac flakes. We show a range of concentrations of inhibitors, which improve the preservation of color, intrinsic taste and microbial quality of minimally processed celeriac. [source]


Inhibition of Browning on Fresh-cut Pear Wedges by Natural Compounds

JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE, Issue 3 2006
Gemma Oms-Oliu
ABSTRACT: Mechanical operations such as peeling and cutting during minimal processing involve enzymatic browning of fruit tissue. The objective of this work was to evaluate the individual and combined effects of N-acetyl-L-cysteine, reduced glutathione, ascorbic acid, and 4-hexylresorcinol to control pear browning. Browning of fresh-cut pears was prevented by a minimum concentration of 0.75% N-acetyl-L-cysteine up to 28 d at 4C. Reduced glutathione treatments were also effective along the storage time although browning was observed after 21 d of storage with a dip of 0.75% reduced glutathione. However, ascorbic acid or 4-hexylresorcinol treatments did not seem to completely prevent browning of pear wedges throughout the storage period. An enhanced antibrowning effect was observed when combining both N-acetyl-L-cysteine and reduced glutathione, considering hue angle as color change index. Thus, hue angle reached maximum levels at 1.5% N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) or 1.5% glutathione (GSH) and 1% NAC with 1% GSH for 28 d. Besides, N-acetyl-L-cysteine, reduced glutathione and 4-hexylresorcinol completely inhibited polyphenol oxidase activity as well as browning inhibitors slightly reduced firmness of fresh-cut pears. [source]