Shear stress and strain values of surimi gels made from Alaska pollock and Pacific whiting were measured upon cooling, reheating, and freeze/thawing. Konjac flour was introduced to investigate its ability to maintain fracture properties of surimi gels against various temperatures. Gel colors (CIE L*,a*,b*) were also measured as affected by various levels of konjac flour. Konjac flour (5%) showed its ability to reinforce shear stress of gels 8-10 times in both whiting and pollock surimi. Gels with 4% konjac flour were the most heat-tolerant in both surimi. Surimi gels with konjac flour exhibited an ability to maintain consistent shear strain values against repeated freeze/thaw abuse. Konjac flour, up to 2%, increased lightness of gels, while yellow hue increased gradually up to 5%.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Muscle Foods|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Jun|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science