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Grinding characteristics and hydration properties of coconut residue: A source of dietary fiber.

Raghavendra, S. N. and Ramachandra Swamy, S. R. and Rastogi, N. K. and Raghavarao, K.S.M.S. and Sourav, Kumar and Tharanathan, R. N. (2006) Grinding characteristics and hydration properties of coconut residue: A source of dietary fiber. Journal of Food Engineering, 72 (3). pp. 281-286. ISSN 0260-8774

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After the extraction of coconut milk from the disintegrated coconut grating, the spent grating (residue) can be utilized as dietary fiber. The fiber was ground in a disc mill and grinding characteristics were evaluated by calculating work index (0.206 kW h/kg) as well as Bond’s (0.065 kW h/kg), Kick’s (0.047 kW h/kg) and Rittinger’s (0.022 kW h/kg) constants. The reduction in the particle size from 1127 to 550 μm resulted in increased hydration properties (water holding, water retention, swelling capacity), which may be due to increase in theoretical surface area and total pore volume as well as structural modification. Beyond 550 μm, the hydration properties were found to decrease with decrease in particle size during grinding. The fat absorption capacity was found to increase with decrease in particle size. The study of microstructures revealed that the grinding operation resulted in rupture of honey comb physical structure fiber matrix and resulting in flat ribbon type structure, thereby providing increased surface area for water and fat absorption.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Ltd.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grinding characteristics; Hydration properties; Dietary fiber; Microstructure and coconut
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 18 Processed foods > 01 Dietary Fiber
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 33 Nuts > 01 Coconut
Divisions: Food Engineering
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016 08:19
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/547

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