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Changes in quality and bioactivity of native food during storage

Sultanbawa, Yasmina and Williams, D. and Chaliha, M. and Konczak, I. and Smyth, H. (2015) Changes in quality and bioactivity of native food during storage. RIRDC Final Report 15-010 (15/010). RIRDC. ISBN 1742547540

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Abstract

Australian native foods have long been consumed by the Indigenous people of Australia. There is growing interest in the application of these foods in the functional food and complementary health care industries. Recent studies have provided information on the health properties of native foods but systematic study of changes in flavour and health components during processing and storage has not been done.

It is well known that processing technologies such as packaging, drying and freezing can significantly alter the levels of health and flavour compounds. However, losses in compounds responsible for quality and bioactivity can be minimised by improving production practices.

This report outlines research developed to provide the native food industry with reliable information on the retention of bioactive compounds during processing and storage to enable the development of product standards which in turn will provide the industry with scientific evidence to expand and explore new market opportunities globally.

Item Type:Book
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural chemistry. Agricultural chemicals
Deposited On:20 Apr 2015 04:26
Last Modified:01 Feb 2016 02:59

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