PICKLING VARIABLES EFFECT ON MASS TRANSFER, STABILITY AND QUALITY PARAMETERS OF PIQUIN PEPPER

  • A. Valdez-Fragoso Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • M.C. Soto-Caballero Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • C.G. Soria-Hernández
  • J.I. Valiente-Banuet
  • J. Welti-Chanes
  • H. Mújica-Paz
Keywords: piquin papper, pickling, mass transfer, stability, quality

Abstract

Pickling of piquin pepper was performed assisted by an initial vacuum pulse. This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of acetic acid and sodium chloride concentrations in pickling solutions, and processing time on stability, quality, and mass transfer parameters of piqu´ın pepper. Model equations were developed for solute gain (SG), WL/SG ratio, water activity (aw), pH, firmness and color index (CI) of piquin pepper. Pickled piquin pepper gained pickling solutes (up to 7.9%) and water (-WL), producing WL/SG values up to -15. In comparison with fresh pepper, pickled pepper firmness decreased between 2 and 59Color changed from bright green to different tones of olive green (CI from -0.8 to -1.8). Pickling of piquin pepper during 15 days in 2.8% acetic acid and 13% sodium chloride gave the best stability parameters (aw = 0.933 and pH = 3.0)

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Published
2020-03-12
How to Cite
Valdez-Fragoso, A., Soto-Caballero, M., Soria-Hernández, C., Valiente-Banuet, J., Welti-Chanes, J., & Mújica-Paz, H. (2020). PICKLING VARIABLES EFFECT ON MASS TRANSFER, STABILITY AND QUALITY PARAMETERS OF PIQUIN PEPPER. Revista Mexicana De Ingeniería Química, 12(1), 1-10. Retrieved from http://www.rmiq.org/ojs311/index.php/rmiq/article/view/1442
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Food Engineering

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