Green Tea Extract is an Effective Antioxidant for Retarding Rancidity of Yukwa (Rice Snacks) Fried in Soybean and Rice Bran Oils

  • Park, Jae-Hee ;
  • Kim, Chang-Soon
  • Published : 2002.09.01


Yukwa is a popular Korean traditional fried rice snack. The high fat content and porous structure of Yukwa cause it to rapidly become rancid, presenting difficult challenges for commercial distribution. In this study, an-tioxidant activities of green tea extracts (GTE) were evaluated in Yukwa fried in soybean oil (SBO), rice bran oil (RBO) and winterized rice bran oil (WRBO) during storage at 4$0^{\circ}C$ for 12 weeks. Lipid oxidation of Yukwa was determined by acid value (AV), peroxide value (POV), p-anisidine value(AnV), totox value and sensory evaluation. The addition of GTE to the oils reduced the increases in AV, POV, AnV, and totox. Totox increased most vapidly in Yukwa fried in SBO, fellowed by RBO>WRBO>SBO+200 ppm GTE>RBO+200 ppm GTE > WRBO + 200 ppm GTE (p<0.05). Sensory evaluation revealed that the addition of 200 ppm GTE delays rancidity in Yukwa by 7~8 weeks; providing compelling evidence that GTE is an effective antioxidant for Yukwa.


lipid oxidation of Yukwa;green tea extract;antioxidant activity;frying vegetable oils;storage


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