Changes in Volatile Sulfur Compounds of Garlic under Short-term Storage Conditions

단기간 저장조건을 달리한 마늘의 휘발성 함황화합물의 변화

  • 배현주 (숙명여자대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 전희정 (숙명여자대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 2003.02.01


This study was performed to find the changes in volatile sulfur compounds of garlic under various storage conditions. The volatile sulfur compounds of garlic were identified with GC and GC/MS. Analysis on the detected volatile sulfur compound of garlic which is known to have medical effect was performed while storing for two days at room temperature and for 1, 3 and 7 days at 4$^{\circ}C$ and -18$^{\circ}C$, respectively. The results of the study were summarized as follows : Total amount of 7 volatile sulfur compounds was the highest in the sample stored at room temperature for one hour. During the storage of 1, 3 and 7 days at -18$^{\circ}C$, chopped garlic contained more of volatile sulfur compounds than under any other storage conditions and the amounts of 7 volatile sulfur compounds increased gradually during the storage of chopped garlic.


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