Firmness and Cell Wall Characteristics of Pasteurized Jalapeo Pepper Rings Affected by Calcium Chloride and Acetic Acid | Academic Article individual record
abstract

Pepper rings packed in brine containing CaCl 2 were firmer, had higher bound calcium, chelator soluble pectin and pectin DE, and less water‐soluble pectin (WSP) than peppers packed in brine containing no CaCl 2 . Pepper rings packed in low acid brines (1% and 1.2% acetic acid) were firmer and had less WSP than those packed in high acid brine. Those samples (4% acetic acid) resulted in softening and pectin solubilization, but CaCl 2 resulted in less softening. Monosaccharide composition of cell walls was not affected by CaCl 2 or acetic acid. Firmness retention in CaCl 2 treated samples was probably due to greater association between calcium ions and pectic substances, which resisted acid hydrolysis. Copyright © 1994, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

author list (cited authors)
HOWARD, L. R., BURMA, P., & WAGNER, A. B.
publication date
1994
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keywords
  • Firmness
  • Pectins
  • Peppers
  • Acetic Acid
  • Calcium