Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Effect of juice extraction methods, potassium metabisulphite concentration and storage temperature on the extent of degradation and reactivity of chemical constituents in mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) juice


Sunil Pareek1 *, Ravinder Paliwal 2, Subrata Mukherjee 3

Recieved Date: 2015-01-04, Accepted Date: 2015-03-24


Fresh mandarin juice is perceived to be more wholesome than processed juice. Fresh clarified mandarin juice turned in brownish dark colour and ascorbic acid retention is also difficult during long storage. The experiment consisted of 18 treatment combinations with 3 concentrations of potassium metabisulphite, 3 storage temperatures and 2 types of juice extraction methods. Juice extracted with screw type juice extractor and preserved with 1000 ppm potassium metabisulphite and stored at 3°C maintained better qualitative characteristics viz., total soluble solids, acidity, ascorbic acid, sugars, free amino acids, soluble proteins and non-enzymatic browning during 6 months storage. Mandarin juice extracted with screw type hand operated extractor can be stored for 6 months at 3°C storage temperatures with minimum biochemical changes.


Mandarin, juice, storage temperature, potassium metabisulphite, juice extraction method, non-enzymatic browning

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2015
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 39-44

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