Electrical conductivities of Pacific whiting surimi paste with various moisture contents (75, 78, 81, and 84%) and added salt (1, 2, 3, and 4%) were measured using ohmic heating at alternating current of 3.3, 6.7, and 13.3 V/cm. Electrical conductivity of surimi increased with temperature and salt content and slightly increased with moisture content. Electrical conductivity correlated linearly with temperature (r2= 0.99). Generally, voltage gradient did not affect conductivity. However, variations of conductivity with voltage gradient observed in surimi containing 3–4% salt, were probably caused by electrochemical reactions at electrode surfaces. The empirical model of electrical conductivity predicted values ± 16% of independent experimental results.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Food Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- electrical conductivity
- ohmic heating
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science