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Pulsed electric field and mild thermal processing affect the cooking behaviour of carrot tissues (Daucus carota) and the degree of methylesterification of carrot pectin

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For the first time, the effect of pulsed electric field (PEF) and mild thermal processing on the texture of cortex and vascular carrot tissue during subsequent thermal processing (i.e. cooking behaviour) was compared and the degree of methylesterification (DM) of pectin from the pretreated tissues was investigated. The PEF and mild thermal pretreatment slowed down the cooking behaviour of the carrot tissues, especially when the pretreatments were combined. The DM of pectin from vascular tissue was lowered after both types of pretreatments, the effect being most pronounced in the case of the combination of the PEF and mild thermal pretreatment. In contrast, the DM of cortex pectin only decreased after the mild thermal pretreatment and after the combination pretreatment. This study demonstrates that besides mild thermal pretreatments also PEF pretreatments can be considered in the context of texture preservation of thermally processed fruits and vegetables.
Tijdschrift: Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies
ISSN: 1466-8564
Volume: 66
Aantal pagina's: 8
Jaar van publicatie:2020