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Influence of Homogenization Time and Speed on Rheological and Volatile Composition in Olive-Based Pâtés

Department of Soil, Plant and Food Science (DISSPA), University of Bari Aldo Moro, Via Amendola, 165/a, I-70126 Bari, Italy
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Foods 2019, 8(4), 115;
Received: 16 March 2019 / Revised: 28 March 2019 / Accepted: 30 March 2019 / Published: 4 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
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The influence of the homogenization time and speed on rheological and volatile composition in olive-based pâtés was studied. Five experimental trials were performed applying different combinations of time and speed homogenization: 1, 3, and 5 min at 12,000 rpm and 4000, 8000, and 12,000 rpm at 5 min. The obtained results showed that the processing parameters of the homogenization step significantly influenced the rheological and sensory properties of olive-based pâtés. Both time and speed influenced the rheological properties of the product. The increase of homogenization time and speed determined a significant reduction of hardness and syneresis. As regards color indices, significantly higher L* values were obtained when intermediate time and speed conditions were applied, whereas a* and b* indices showed a not univocal behavior. Both time and speed variables also influenced the volatile fraction of the pâtés (higher homogenization speed and time corresponded to higher terpenes and aldehydes). View Full-Text
Keywords: pâtés; olive; rheology; texture analysis; syneresis; volatile compounds pâtés; olive; rheology; texture analysis; syneresis; volatile compounds

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Caponio, F.; Difonzo, G.; Squeo, G.; Fortunato, S.; Silletti, R.; Summo, C.; Paradiso, V.M.; Pasqualone, A. Influence of Homogenization Time and Speed on Rheological and Volatile Composition in Olive-Based Pâtés. Foods 2019, 8, 115.

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