Sensory Characteristics of Low Sodium Kakdugi

저염 깍뚜기의 관능적 특성

  • Kim, In-Hye (Department of Food & Nutrition, Ewha Woman's University) ;
  • Kim, Kwang-Ok (Department of Food & Nutrition, Ewha Woman's University)
  • 김인혜 (이화여자대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김광옥 (이화여자대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 1990.08.01


This study was conducted to determine the relative saltiness of $MgCl_2,\;K_{2}SO_4$ and KCl and evaluate the sensory characteristics of solutions and Kakdugi (Korean seasoned pickles of cubed radish roots) prepared with reduced amount of sodium chloride by replacement with varying levels of KCI. The relative saltiness of $MgCl_2$ and $K_{2}SO_4$, were $0.11{\sim}0.12(0.115)$ and $0.08{\sim}0.09(0.085)$ respectively, at the reference level of 0.5% NaCl. The relative saltiness of KCI varied from 0.52 to 0.76 as the reference level increased from 0.5 to 2.0% NaCl. The result of sensory evaluation on the mixed solutions of NaCl and KCI indicated that bitterness, metallic flavor and astringency increased with the increased levels of KCI. The addition of KCI slightly increased the firmness of kakdugi but there was no significant difference in firmness by the amount of substitution. Bitterness and off-flavor was enhanced with the increased levels of replacement especially when the level was higher than 50%. Saltiness, sourness and overall desirability decreased as the extent of the replacement increased. There were no significant difference in pH, acidity and firmness measured with Universal Testing Machine. The result of this study indicate that the replacement of NaCl with KCI at not more than 50% does not affect greatly the characteristics of kakdugi.