DYNAMICS OF COLOUR CHANGES IN DIFFERENT APPLE VARIETIES DURING DRYING
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2007;57(Special issue 2A):35–39
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In this work the dynamics of colour changes was examined in apple slices during convectional drying. The drying was carried out at a temperature of 60°C until 10% of moisture content was obtained. During drying, the colour of the tested apples was measured using the L*a*b* system. Three different apple varieties were used for tests (Ligol, Champion and Alwa). Each sample was divided into three parts – the first was dried without preliminary processing, the second was blanched in water at 98°C for 2 min, and the third was blanched in water (98°C, 2 min) with sugar and citric acid added. Based on the results obtained, the rate of changes in all colour parameters during the process was determined. It was concluded that the dynamics of colour changes depends on the variety. The type of preliminary treatment had an influence on the dynamics of colour changes mainly in the case of Ligol variety.
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