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Effect of processing treatments and storage conditions on stability of fruit juice based beverages enriched with dietary fibers alone and in mixture with xanthan gum
- Paquet, Émilie, Hussain, Raza, Bazinet, Laurent, Makhlouf, Joseph, Lemieux, Simone, Turgeon, Sylvie L.
- Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft + [i.e. und] Technologie 2014 v.55 no.1 pp. 131-138
- barley, beta-glucans, beverages, dietary fiber, fruit juices, guar gum, hydrocolloids, konjac mannan, pasteurization, protective effect, storage time, synergism, turbidity, viscosity, xanthan gum
- The present work aims to study the synergistic effect between xanthan gum (X) with a range of hydrocolloids such as barley β-glucan (Bg), guar gum (G), and konjac-mannan (K) on the viscosity of heat-treated fruit juice based beverages. The protective effect of X on the stability of Bg, G, and K in a fruit juice based beverage during processing and storage (0–16 weeks at 4 °C or 20 °C) was also evaluated. The results showed that pasteurization stabilized viscosity and turbidity of beverages enriched in Bg and BgX. However, the viscosity of pasteurized beverages enriched in K and G varied with storage time. In general, addition of X showed a complete protective effect against degradation at 4 °C for K (KX) whereas it provides no protection at all for G (GX). Viscosity and turbidity of beverages prepared with Bg and BgX increased significantly while those with G and K decreased slightly over time. Viscosity and turbidity changes are rapid when beverages are stored at 20 °C. We clearly evidenced that processing and storage treatments along with proper formulation are crucial to ensure technological stability of dietary fibers and X proved to be efficient to stabilize other fibers.