The Microstructures of Soybean Milk Curds prepared by Different Coagulation Methods

  • Lee, Chul-Woo (Dept. of Food Technology, Dongguk University) ;
  • Jo, Gab-Yeon (Dept. of Food Technology, Joongkyoung Technical Junior College)
  • Published : 1997.09.01

Abstract

The microstructures of soybean milk curds, prepared by different coagulation methods, were observed by the scaning electron microscope. Th curd coagulated by theaddition of bacerial soybean mil clotting enzyme showed little textural changes and gave smoother gel than those prepared either by lactic acid fermentation using Streptococcus thermophilus or by the addition of CaSO$_4$. The curds obtained by lactic acid fermentation and by the addition of inorganic salt exhibited three dimensional network structure which indicated harder gel than that prepared by soybean mil clotting enzyme.