Changes in Physicochemical Properties of Spergularia marina Griseb by Blanching

Blanching에 따른 세발나물의 이화학적 특성 변화

  • Lee, Jae-Joon (Department of Food and Nutrition, Chosun University) ;
  • Jung, Hae-Ok (Department of Culinary Art, Chodang University)
  • Received : 2012.09.07
  • Accepted : 2012.10.29
  • Published : 2012.12.30


This study was conducted to investigate the changes in physicochemical properties of Spergularia marina Griseb by blanching. The proximate composition, free sugar, free amiao acid, organic acid, vitamin and mineral composition of raw and blanching Spergularia marina Griseb were compared. After blanching treatment, the moisture and carbohydrate contents of Spergularia marina Griseb increased, but the crude protein, crude fat and crude ash contents decreased. Total free sugar content decreased by 62.50% compared with raw Spergularia marina Griseb after blanching, and the reduction of galactose was the largest in free sugars. The raw and blanched Spergularia marina Griseb contained all the essential amino acids, except tryptophan. The total amino acid and essential amino acid contents were reduced by blanching, but the essential amino acid ratios of the raw and blanched Spergularia marina Griseb were similar. The amounts of all the detected organic acids were reduced by blanching, except acetic acid. Spergularia marina Griseb was found to contain high levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, and minerals, but these were reduced by blanching. These results showed that most of the nutrients contained by Spergularia marina Griseb are decrease by blanching. Therefore, the blanching conditions that can reduce nutrient loss of Spergularia marina Griseb must be established.


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