Effects of Safflower Seed Powder on the Quality Characteristics of Kimchi

홍화씨 분말 첨가가 김치의 품질에 미치는 영향

  • Published : 2002.06.01

Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the effect of safflower powder on the characteristics of kimchi. Quality indexes were pH, titratable acidity, reducing sugar content, microbial counts, and sensory evaluation. Safflower powder enhanced the decrease in pH and increase in titratable acidity during fermentation at l0$^{\circ}C$, and the changes were more conspicuous until 15 days. Stabilized levels in pH was attained, but steady increase in titratable acidity was shown after that time. Microbial loads of total and lactic acid bacteria showed a faster stationary phase for kimchi samples with safflower powder than control. Control was better scores in sensory evaluation, but there were no significant differences in aroma and taste except sample with 3% safflower powder.

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