Microencapsulation of Red Mombin (Spondias Purpurea L.) Pulp Using Spray-Drying
International Journal of Sciences 2013 (10)
6 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2017
Date Written: October 4, 2013
This work was carried out to study the storage of dehydrated pulp of red mombin stored in polyethylene and laminated packages for 120 days at 25°C ± 2°C and relative humidity of 85 % ± 5%. Red mombin powder was obtained by drying a solution containing 90% of integral pulp and 10% of maltodextrin in a spray-dryer with air temperature of 120°C. Every 30 days the following evaluations were made: sugars (sucrose, glucose and fructose), moisture, water activity and colour (hue angle, Chroma and brightness). The results showed changes in relative humidity, sugar and water activities, there was a change in powder colour at the end of storage, with decreases in hue and brightness.
Keywords: spray-dryer, room temperature, conservation, purple mombin
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