Influence of Purple Sweet Potato Powder Addition on the Quality Characteristics and Oxidative Stability of Cookies

  • Chung, Hai-Jung (Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Daejin University)
  • Published : 2009.03.31


Cookies were prepared by adding different levels (0, 5, 10, 15, and 20%) of purple sweet potato powder (PSPP) and their physicochemical and sensory characteristics were examined. With increase of the PSPP level, moisture content decreased and ash content increased (p<0.05). The spread factor of control cookies was higher than that of cookies containing PSPP. The incorporation of PSPP in cookies lowered the lightness and yellowness but increased redness (p<0.05). Texture measurement showed that the addition of PSPP did not affect the hardness of cookies. Results of acceptance test revealed that overall acceptability score was not significantly different between the control and the PSPP added cookies. Therefore, it is suggested that PSPP can be incorporated into cookies up to 20% without affecting the cookie quality. Total polyphenol content and antioxidant activity were assessed to examine the functionality of cookies. In addition, substitution of wheat flour with PSPP yielded cookies with higher polyphenol content and antioxidative activity (p<0.05). The peroxide value (POV) and acid value increased during storage at $60^{\circ}C$ for 80 days. The POV was significantly lower in cookies containing PSPP than the control cookies, suggesting that the addition of PSPP deterred the lipid oxidation (p<0.05).


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