Characteristics of Apple, Persimmon, and Strawberry Slices Dried with Maltodextrin

  • Published : 2009.12.31


Apple, persimmon, and strawberry slices were dehydrated after treating with 30, 50, and 80% (w/w) maltodextrin solution. The dried apple, persimmon, and strawberry slices were compared with hot air-dried and freeze-dried samples in terms of rehydration ratio, ascorbic acid, color, and sensory evaluation. The rehydration ratio of maltodextrin-treated samples was greater than that of hot-air or freeze-dried samples. Maltodextrin-treated samples had higher content of ascorbic acid than other dried samples. Additionally, maltodextrin-treated apple, persimmon, and strawberry slices had better color and sensory evaluations than those of freeze-dried or hot-air dried samples. These results suggest that, compared to other drying methods, dehydration of apple, persimmon, and strawberry slices using maltodextrin is very efficient, resulting in good rehydration capacity, minimal destruction of ascorbic acid, and good color and sensory evaluation.


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