Preparation of Coating Agent for Fresh-Cut Fruit on Cake and Its Storage Characteristics

케이크용 신선편의 과일 코팅제의 제조 및 저장 특성

  • Park, Jung-Eun (Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Yeon, Soo-Ji (Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Dong-Ho (Dept. of Food Science and Engineering, Seowon University) ;
  • Park, Yeo-Jin (Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Jang, Keum-Il (Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Chungbuk National University)
  • Received : 2013.06.17
  • Accepted : 2013.07.25
  • Published : 2013.12.31


In this study, we tried to develop a coating agent for the fresh-cut fruits used in cakes. First, the coating agent mixing ratios of sugar, pectin, sodium alginate, carrageenan, xanthan gum, vitamin C, and purified water were selected to be 55, 2, 2, 0.04, 0.1, 0.05, and 40.81% (w/w), respectively. In a freeze-thaw stability of the coating agent, the viscosity remained constant for 3 cycles of freezing and thawing repetition process, but showed a slightly decreasing trend in the 4th repetition process (P<0.05). On the other hand, the sugar content, pH, and chromaticity remained constant even in the 4th repetition process. Pineapple coated with the coating agent had smaller weight loss, hardness changes, and total bacteria distribution compared to the uncoated pineapple (P<0.05). In the chromaticity, both of the two pineapples experienced browning with increasing storage duration, as L value decreases and b value increases. However, when the color difference was compared, the progress of browning for the uncoated pineapple was faster than the coated pineapple. Also, the progress of browning at $4^{\circ}C$ was found to be slower than the progress of browning at $25^{\circ}C$. Therefore, the storage stability of the fresh-cut fruits could be improved by coating the fresh-cut fruits for cakes with the coating agent and storing at a low temperature, which would contribute to extending the shelf-life of cakes.


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