Characteristics of Red Pepper (Capsicum Annuum L.) Powder Using $N_2-Circulated$ Low Temperature Drying Method

저온질소순환 건조방법에 의해 제조된 고춧가루의 품질 특성

  • Published : 2004.02.28


Characteristics of good-quality red pepper powder produced using $N_{2}$-circulated low-temperature drying method were compared with those made through conventional sun and hot-air drying methods. Kimchi and kochujang were prepared with different types of red pepper powder, and their physicochemical and sensory properties were compared. Results revealed Hunter L (lightness), a (redness), and b (yellowness) values of $N_{2}$-circulated low temperature-dried red pepper were highest. Absorbance of crude capsanthin in hot air-dried red pepper powder ($0.584{\pm}0.001$) was significantly lower than sun-dried ($0.848{\pm}0.001$) and $N_{2}$-circulated low temperature-dried products ($0.832{\pm}0.002$. Use of $N_{2}$-circulated low-temperature drying method resulted in the highest amounts at reducing sugar and total vitamin C. Capsaicin content of $N_{2}$-circulated low temperature-dried products were higher than hot air-dried ones. The aL values of kochujaug made with sun-and low temperature-dried red peppers were higher than that of kochujang made with hot-dried red peppers. Physicochemical and sensory evaluation results showed red pepper powders made using $N_{2}$-circulated low-temperature drying method have the best quality among all samples tested.


$N_2-circulated$ low temperature drying method;red pepper powder;hunter values;capsanthin;capsaicin


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