Sterilization of Garlic Powder by Irradiation

방사선(放射線)에 의한 마늘분말(粉末)의 살균(殺菌)

  • Published : 1984.06.30


Effects of irradiation on the microbial growth and physicochemical properties of garlic powder were investigated during 3 months storage. Total bacteria and coliform group of garlic powder were $4.74{\times}10^{4}$ and $5.0{\times}10^{3}$ per g, respectively and irradiation of 5 kGy and 7 kGy could sterilize coliform group and total bacteria, respectively. $D_{10}$ value of total bacteria was 3.34 and no microorganisms were grown in 5 to f kGy irradiated groups after 3 months storage at $30{\pm}1^{\circ}C$. Moisture, sugars and pH of garlic powder were not remarkably changed during storage but pyruvic acid content was slightly decreased with storage period. Color difference of garlic powder after 3 months storage could not be distinguished by naked eye, but a slight change was recongized by the mechanical measurement.