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Characteristics and Sensory Optimization of Taro (Colocasia esculenta) under Different Aging Conditions for Food Application of Black Taro
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Characteristics and Sensory Optimization of Taro (Colocasia esculenta) under Different Aging Conditions for Food Application of Black Taro
Jeon, Yu-Ho; Lee, Ji-Won; Son, Yang-Ju; Hwang, In-Kyeong;
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 Abstract
The physicochemical properties, antioxidant capacities, and sensory optimization of taro (Colocasia esculenta) under different aging conditions were investigated to develop black taro. Black taro was processed in three steps (steaming: for 1 h; aging: 85, 90, for 20, 40, and 60 h; drying: for 24 h) and ground into a powder for all experiments. Black taro showed an increased crude fiber content and browning index compared to raw taro. Calcium oxalate contents, reducing sugar contents, moisture contents, and lightness values were decreased during the processing of taro. Improvements in total polyphenol content and antioxidant activity (DPPH, ABTS, FRAP) were observed in the black taro samples aged at higher temperature. Response surface methodology was used for sensory optimization, and the optimum aging conditions with the highest acceptance values were found to be for 39.50 h for taste, and for 42.60 h for overall acceptance.
 Keywords
black taro;aging;antioxidant activity;sensory optimization;
 Language
Korean
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