A multi-frequency ohmic heating system with 30 Hz~1 MHz range which could deliver 250 watts was developed for measuring electrical conductivity and absolute dielectric loss of food samples. Pacific whiting surimi paste and stabilized mince in the 20~70°C range were tested at frequencies from 55 Hz to 200 kHz. Sample impedance decreased slightly with frequency. The DC electrical conductivity (σ(dc)) and absolute dielectric loss (ε'') of Pacific whiting surimi paste increased with temperature and salt concentration; σ(de) and ε'' of the stabilized mince increased with temperature. Empirical models of electrical properties for surimi paste (moisture content 79% and salt at 1, 2 or 3%) and stabilized mince (77% moisture and 0.74% salt) were derived. Electrolytic corrosion diminished with frequency.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Food Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Dec 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science