EFFECT OF MONOGLYCERIDE AND LECITHIN ADDITION ON COOKING QUALITY OF PRECOOKED PASTA
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2007;57(Special issue 3A):157–161
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In the paper the results of chosen cooking quality measurements of precooked pasta with emulsifiers addition are presented. The influence of glycerol monostearate and lecithin addition in the amount of 0.25%, 0.5%, 0.75% and 1% of flour weight were tested. The expansion ratio, water absorption, cooking losses, minimal preparation time and sensory assessment of dry and hydrated samples were performed for extrusion-cooked pasta products. The addition of glycerol monostearate (stronger) and lecithin (less) lowered radial expansion ratio and water absorption of the examined pasta as compared to the pasta without any additive. Limited cooking losses were observed for precooked pasta with glycerol monostearate addition. Good quality was confirmed for pasta with the addition of 0.25% glycerol monostearate.
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