The Effect of Water Activity on the Storage Stability of Red Ginseng

수분활성도가 홍삼저장성에 미치는 영향

  • Published : 1981.11.01


Major quality indices for deterioration of red ginseng including oxidation of lipids and change of brown color intensity were periodically investicated during storage of Red Ginseng under various water activity conditions at 3$0^{\circ}C$. The results obtained were summarized as follows. 1. The monolayer moisture contents were 3.25% and 6.3% for red ginseng and red ginseng powder, respectively, and the corresponding water activities were 0.14 and 0.16, respectively. 2. Oxidation of lipids as measured by TBA value increased with an increase in relative humidity and storage period 3. Under storage conditions above 42% R H., brown color intensity also increased in similar fashion to that of oxidation of lipids as relative humidity and storage Period increased 4. It was concluded from above results that water activity of Red Ginseng should be kept less than 0.57 so that red ginseng could Preserve stable qualify.