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Dehydration performance of local fig cultivars

Piga, Antonio <1965- > and Agabbio, Mario Carlo Salvatore and Farris, Giovanni Antonio (2003) Dehydration performance of local fig cultivars. In: 2nd International Symposium on Fig, 7-11 May, 2001, Cáceres, Spain. Leuven, International Society for Horticultural Science. p. 241-245. (Acta Horticulturae, 605). ISBN 978-90-66059-15-3. Conference or Workshop Item.

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Fig fruits dehydration is quite totally carried out by sun drying. This technology poses concern about safety of the end product, mainly for aflatoxin development. Most of the problems involved in sun drying may be solved by oven dehydration. Fig fruits of some local cultivars underwent hot air dehydration in a tangential air-flow cabinet dryer. At start, regular intervals and end of process sampling have been performed to calculate dehydration curves and quality loss. Microbiological counts, non enzymatic browning and quality parameters were also monitored during storage. Results obtained will be discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:1678
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dehydration, fig, storage, water activity
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/15 Scienze e tecnologie alimentari
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze ambientali agrarie e biotecnologie agro-alimentari
Publisher:International Society for Horticultural Science
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:05

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