Improvement of Shelf-life of Yakju by Membrane Filtration

Membrane Filtration에 의한 약주의 저장성 증진

  • Published : 1998.10.01

Abstract

Quality changes of filter-sterilized Yakju were examined by filtration of Yakju through membranes followed by storing at $25^{\circ}C$ for 50 days. To evaluate quality changes of filter-sterilized Yakju, pH, titratable acidity, turbidity, and viable cell numbers of total bacteria, lactic acid bacteria, and yeast were measured. Titratable acidity, turbidity and viable cell numbers of non-sterilized Yakju increased, but pH profile decreased during the storage. In filter-sterilized Yakju, titratable acidity and turbidity did not change, while viable cells of total bacteria, lactic acid bacteria, and yeast were not detected during the storage. Addition of chitosan at the concentration of 0.1% (w/v) decreased the viable cell numbers significantly showing similar pH and titratable acidity profiles with non-sterilized Yakju.

Keywords

Yakju;membrane filtration;shelf-life