Effect of storage on texture and microbiological stability of o-w emulsions with inulin

https://doi.org/10.17221/213/2009-CJFSCitation:Glibowski P., Kordowska-Wiater M., Glibowska A. (2011): Effect of storage on texture and microbiological stability of o-w emulsions with inulin. Czech J. Food Sci., 29: 137-144.
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The aim of this study was to characterise the effect of storage at 8°C on the texture and microbiological stability of oil-in-water solid emulsions containing inulin (20% w/w) and rapeseed oil (20% w/w). The samples were analysed within 24 h from the production and after 7, 14, 28, 42, and 56 days of storage. Whey protein isolate (3% w/w) or polyglycerol polyricinoleate (1% w/w) were used as emulsifiers and half of the samples were chemically preserved with potassium sorbate (0.2% w/w). Hardness, adhesiveness, and cohesiveness did not change significantly (p≤ 0.05) during storage. Most of the samples were microbiologically stable. Only the application of the protein emulsifier had an effect on the intensive growth of microorganisms. The shelf-life of low-fat chemically preserved products based on inulin can be established to be two months. Chemical preservation of the products with non-protein emulsifiers is not necessary. Sensory evaluation of spreads containing inulin revealed a significant decrease in smoothness and meltability in the mouth and good spreadability comparable with commercial products without inulin.
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