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Packaging and storage studies on malted ragi and green gram based weaning food.

Malleshi, N. G. and Balasubrahmanyam, N. and Indiramma, A. R. and Baldev, Raj. and Desikachar, H. S. R. (1989) Packaging and storage studies on malted ragi and green gram based weaning food. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 26 (2). 68-71, 12 ref..

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Shelf-life studies on a low dietary bulk and high cal density weaning food based on malted ragi and green gram were conducted. The moisture/humidity relationship studies at 27C revealed that moisture content of 11% and equilibrium RH of 65% were critical with respect to free flowing characteristics of the product. Product packed in flexible pouches and stored at accelerated (38C and 92% RH) and at ambient Indian Standard (27C and 65% RH) storage conditions exhibited increases in moisture content, free fatty acids, cooked paste viscosity and decrease in alpha-amylase activity progressively on storage. Shelf-life of the product packed in LDPE pouches was about 2 and 3 months under accelerated and ambient storage conditions, resp., whereas in laminate pouches the shelf-life was about 3 and 5 months, resp.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 18 Processed foods
Divisions: Food Packaging Technology
Grain Science and Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 07:18
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2011 07:18
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/6404

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