Citrus Processing: Quality Control and Technology by Dan A. Kimball

By Dan A. Kimball

Citrus juices represent the vast majority of the fruit juices ate up within the usa and all over the world. besides the remainder of the fruit juice undefined, they playa significant function within the complete foodstuff in addition. however prominence, few texts were written on qc expertise; and many of the texts were written via researchers who may perhaps own nice technical ability yet typically are much less accustomed to day-by-day regimen qc difficulties and con­ cerns than quality controls technologists are. however, quality controls technologists and executives quite often don't have the time and/or the expertise to jot down books or converse via clinical literature. the writer famous the necessity for an up to date, complete, and simply understood textual content on citrus quality controls. this article has been designed for use not just by means of processors, bottlers, canners, and others enthusiastic about the citrus in­ dustry, however it could be of price to teachers and scholars of citrus expertise. Researchers may locate price within the foundations laid down via the textual content, es­ pecially in regard to the wishes and matters of the processing undefined. additionally, specialists and advertising and marketing group of workers could be enormously helped via figuring out the suggestions of this quantity. individuals in similar industries will also locate many functions that may be simply tailored to their needs.

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Ion exchange and its cousin, adsorption techniques, are being used to remove bitter principles in citrus juice, and often are used in conjunction with acid removal. A single resin can be used for both. If only debittering is desired, saturation of the resin with commercial acids as a last step in regeneration will prevent significant citric acid loss during resin treatment. QUESTIONS 1. What contributions do acids make to the overall quality of citrus juices? 2. Where exactly is citric acid manufactured in citrus fruit?

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Sinclair, W. , and Bartholomew, E. T. 1945. , 20, 3. Varsel, C. 1980. Citrus juice processing. Citrus Nutrition and Quality, S. Nagy and 1. Attaway, eds. , 237. Chapter 4 The Brixl Acid Ratio The empirical Brix / acid ratio, found by dividing the acid-corrected and temperature-corrected Brix by the % titratable acidity w / w as citric acid (B / A ratio), is one of the most commonly used indicators of juice quality as well as fruit maturity. In California, the fruit harvested for the fresh fruit markets needs a B / A ratio of at least 8: 1 or 8, whereas the fruit harvested for juice in Florida must have a B / A ratio of at least 10: 1 or 10.

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