Yam Dioscorea spp suffers about 30% postharvest losses annually. Processing into convenience products such as yam chips prolong shelf life although the action of enzymes including polyphenol oxidase (PPO) and peroxidase (POD) may affect the quality if not precluded. Pre-treatment of cut yam with pH modifiers and antioxidants before storage could reduce enzymatic browning. In this study we investigated the effectiveness of ascorbic acid, citric acid and lime juice treatment and 5 weeks (w) of frozen storage in reducing browning in yam chips without affecting sensory quality. PPO and POD activity of freshly prepared yam chips pre-treated with citric acid, ascorbic acid or lime juice and stored frozen at -18 Â°C for 5 weeks was determined. The yam chips were fried and the moisture, oil content and colour determined. Consumer acceptability sensory evaluation was conducted for the week 0 and 5 of stored samples. POD activity was significantly reduced (50%)...
Effect of organic acid pre-treatment on polyphenol oxidase induced browning and sensory quality of frozen yam chips.
A. N. A. Aryee, Department of Human Ecology (Food Science and Biotechnology), College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Delaware State University, 1200N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE, 19901, USA. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Eshun, N. A., Dorleku, W. P., Saalia, F. K., Alvarez, M. N., Aryee, A. N. A.; Effect of organic acid pre-treatment on polyphenol oxidase induced browning and sensory quality of frozen yam chips.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2023; doi:
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