Processing and storage stability of bottle gourd (L. siceraria) base blend juice

Gajera, Ramesh. R.; Joshi, D. C.
June 2014
Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal;Jun2014, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p103
Academic Journal
Bottle gourd (Langenariasiceraria), Aonla (EmblicaofficinalisGaertn.), Lemon (Citrus x limon) and Ginger (Zingiberofficinale) juice was blended in the proportion of 87.90: 23.40: 5.70: 6.00 mL, respectively. Prepared blend juice was hot filled in glass bottles and thermally processed over a temperature range over 80-95°C for 5-30 min. Significant difference was observed in ascorbic acid (vitamin C), total plate counts and, yeast and mould counts (P<0.05), while no significant difference was in pH and TSS (P>0.05). The best thermal process was found at 85°C hot filling and processing at 85°C for 5 min. At this temperature-time combination, 3.52 pH, 5.17 °Brix TSS, 38.32 mg per 100 mL ascorbic acid, 35 cfu mL-1 total plate counts, 2 cfu mL-1 yeasts and moulds count, and nil coli form counts of blend juice was obtained. Thermally processed cooled bottles were stored at 37°C for 10 d and 55°C for seven d in incubator for stability test. The t-test indicated that there was no significant difference between the actual and observed values of pH attribute of blend juice (P<0.05). At various time and temperatures processed blend juice was very stable and microbiologically safe after their accelerated storage.


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