Effect of processing parameters on water activity and shelf life of osmotically dehydrated fish filets

TitleEffect of processing parameters on water activity and shelf life of osmotically dehydrated fish filets
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTsironi, TN, Taoukis PS
JournalJournal of Food Engineering
Volume123
Pages188 - 192
KeywordsArrhenius, fish, Osmotic dehydration, Predictive modelling, Water activity
Abstract

The objectives of the study were to evaluate the effects of osmotic solution concentration on the mass transfer kinetics during osmotic dehydration and to develop a predictive model for the effect of storage temperature and aw on the shelf life of osmotically dehydrated gilthead seabream fillets. A first degree polynomial model was chosen for the description of aw as a function of maltodextrin concentration in the osmotic solution and processing time. A mathematical model was developed, based on a modified Arrhenius-type equation, for predicting the combined effect of temperature and aw on the growth rate of Pseudomonas spp. in fish during refrigerated storage. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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