Accession Number : ADA299756

Title :   Osmotic Dehydration and its Applications in Nutrient Infusion of Various Foods.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Personal Author(s) : Cohen, Joseph ; Yang, Tom C.

PDF Url : ADA299756

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The feasibility of osmotic drying of various foods, pitted cherries, whole blueberries and cubed carrots, was demonstrated. The feasibility of applying the osmotically-induced migration of compounds through the membrane of food samples was also examined. The osmotic solutions included sucrose, dextrose, maltose, honey, maltodextrin and salt. Drying was accomplished at atmospheric pressure at room and boiling temperatures and under vacuum at room temperature. In some experiments, final drying was achieved in a forced air dryer.

Descriptors :   *OSMOSIS, *NUTRIENTS, *FOOD, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, DRYING, DRYING APPARATUS, DEHYDRATION, BOILING, FRUITS, CARROTS, INFUSIONS, CHERRIES, DISACCHARIDES, SUCROSE.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Biochemistry
      Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE