Quality Characteristics of Frozen Aster scaber according to Various Blanching Treatment Conditions

Blanching 처리 조건에 따른 동결 취나물의 품질 특성

  • Received : 2011.11.10
  • Accepted : 2012.01.18
  • Published : 2012.02.29


In this study, we determined the optimum blanching conditions for pretreatment of Aster scaber prior to freezing to ensure its long, safe preservation as a fine cooking ingredient. Frozen-thawed A. scaber did not significantly differ between blanching groups, but the blanched group showed significantly higher Hunter L, a, and b values than the un-blanched group (p<0.05). Higher temperatures and longer treatment times increased softness; hardness did not significantly differ between the blanched and un-blanched groups of frozen-thawed A. scaber (p<0.05). Total bacterial counts and the presence of coliforms seemed to decline with blanching treatments, but treatment temperature and time did not influence this reduction. Over 95% of peroxidase activity was inactivated by blanching treatment but increased slightly after thawing. The sensory evaluation of the frozen-thawed A. scaber by test group showed the A. scaber blanched at $90^{\circ}C$ for 3 min to be the most highly preferred (p<0.05).


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