#286: a fruit snack including grape and tomato pomaces - assessment of the effect of temperature on drying characteristics and quality during storage

Rocío Santiago-Ramos, Inês N. Ramos, Cristina L. M. Silva*

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares


A fruit snack bar was created, composed of 36.4% of tomato and grape pomaces and containing as well other foods like oats, chia, and quinoa. Grape pomace is rich in dietary fibre and is a source of protein, and tomato pomace has a great nutraceutical value since it has a high content of carotenoids. The snack was developed taking into consideration the comments of a focus group that attended three questionnaire sessions. The fruit snack was processed in a convective tray dryer using an air velocity of 0.54 m/s and three different temperatures of 50°C, 60°C and 70°C. After drying, the samples consisted of a sheet of 20 x 30 cm and were cut uniformly in bars of 3 x 10 cm. Several models were attempted to adjust to the experimental drying data, with the best fit being presented by the Midilli-Kucuk model. The snack bars were packaged with a 0.04 mm foil of reversible metalized polypropylene, in envelopes of approximately 5 x 12 cm and stored for 5 weeks. The following quality parameters were evaluated over storage: water activity (aw), total colour difference (TCD), and texture (hardness, cohesiveness, springiness, chewiness, and resilience). It was concluded that temperature did not influence the quality of the final product, as the water activity and texture parameters measured were stable along storage. Consequently, it was assessed that the snack bar was stable over the 5 weeks of storage. This fruit snack adds a contribution to the transition to a sustainable circular economy, by decreasing food waste, as it incorporates by-products from the food industry, simultaneously offering economic and ecological benefits.
Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitrião6th International ISEKI-food conference
Subtítulo da publicação do anfitriãosustainable development goals in food systems: challenges and opportunities for the future: book of abstracts
EditoresMargarida Vieira, Paola Pittia, Cristina L. M. Silva, Florence Dubois-Brissonne, Rui Costa, Foteini Chrysanthopoulou
Local da publicaçãoVienna
EditoraISEKI Food Association
Número de páginas1
ISBN (eletrónico)9789899023529
Estado da publicaçãoPublished - 2021
Evento6th International ISEKI-Food Conference : Sustainable Development Goals in Food System: challenges and opportunities for the future - Webconference
Duração: 23 jun 202125 jun 2021


Conferência6th International ISEKI-Food Conference
Título abreviado ISEKI-Food 2021

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