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International Journal of Food Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Chen, Xiao Dong

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Volume 4, Issue 2 (Feb 2008)

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Optimization of Osmotic Dehydration Process of Carrot Cubes in Sodium Chloride Solution

Bahadur Singh / Paramjit S Panesar / Vikas Nanda / M B Bera
Published Online: 2008-02-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1556-3758.1141

For optimization of osmotic dehydration process of carrot cubes in sodium chloride solution by response surface methodology, the experiments were conducted according to Face-Centered Central Composite Design (CCF). The independent process variables for osmotic dehydration process were osmotic solution concentrations (5 -15% w/v sodium chloride), temperature (30 -50°C) and process durations (90 -150 minutes). The osmotic dehydration process was optimized for maximum water loss, minimum solute gain, maximum retention of colour and sensory score. The optimum conditions were 7.9 % sodium chloride concentration; 30°C osmotic solution temperature and 150 minutes process duration.

Keywords: osmotic dehydration; carrots; response surface methodology

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Published Online: 2008-02-14


Citation Information: International Journal of Food Engineering, ISSN (Online) 1556-3758, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1556-3758.1141.

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