Changes in Organic Acid Composition of Dried Lavers during Storage

마른김의 유기산조성(有機酸組成)과 저장중의 변화

  • Park, Young-Ho (Department of Food Science and Technology, Pusan Fisheries College)
  • 박영호 (부산수산대학 식품공학과)
  • Published : 1973.12.28


Dried lavers, Porphyra yezoensis Ueda, were stored at $20^{\circ}C$ for 10, 25 and 45 days under a dry and humid conditions respectively, and changes in the contents of organic acids were studied by GLC and supplementary use of GC-MS. 1) Out of eight acids determined, i. e., pyruvic, lactic, oxalic, malonic, fumaric, succinic, malic, and citric acid, relatively abundant ones were oxalic, succinic, malic, and citric acid. 2) Oxalic, malic, and succinic acid did not show any notable changes in their contents under a dry condition, however, under a humid condition the contents of the former tow acids decreased rapidly showing contrast to that of succinic acid, of which content increased markedly. The content of citric acid rapidly· decreased independent of the storage conditions. 3) Among some unidentified components, two of them were presumed to be aromatic acids from their mass spectra. The contents of the two acids decreased slowly under a dry condition, however, rapidly decreased under a humid condition and after 45 days storage almost all of them disappeared. 4) The contents of total volatile acids were increased under the both storage conditions, however, the rate of increment was larger under a humid than under a dry condition.