University of Life Sciences in Lublin

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Issue 7 (3) 2008 pp. 11–17

Andrzej Krzykowski

The influence of blanching of pepper on the energy-consumption during its freeze drying and on rehydration of dried paprika during storage

Abstract: The influence of water blanching duration of pepper on the its freeze drying process i.e. the duration of the lyophilization process and the levels of energy involved, as well as the reconstitution properties of dried materials during 24 months storage were investigated. A crumbled raw material was blanched in water at temperature of 95°C and then dried at heater plates temperature of 40°C and pressure 63 Pa until to final water content of 8%. The duration of pretreatment has proved to have significant influence on the duration of freeze drying process and on the rehydration rate. Extending the blanching duration of pepper from 1 to 3 minutes results in shortening of freeze drying process and lowering of the energy level involved. Lengthening the duration of blanching in this range has a positive effect on the rehydration rate of dried materials, whereas the storage time reduces its capacity for absorbing water, especially when the blanching process has not been carried out.
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Keywords: blanching, freeze drying, storage, pepper
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MLA Krzykowski, Andrzej. "The influence of blanching of pepper on the energy-consumption during its freeze drying and on rehydration of dried paprika during storage." Acta Sci.Pol. Tech. Agr. 7.3 (2008): 7.
APA (2008). . Acta Sci.Pol. Tech. Agr. 7 (3), 7
ISO 690 KRZYKOWSKI, Andrzej. The influence of blanching of pepper on the energy-consumption during its freeze drying and on rehydration of dried paprika during storage. Acta Sci.Pol. Tech. Agr., 2008, 7.3: 7.
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