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Incorporation of Opuntia macrorhiza Engelm. in cake-making: Physical and sensory characteristics

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Abstract Nowadays, it has been an increasing demand for health-oriented products such as high fiber and low calories products. The aim of this work is to try to substitute these additives with a natural extract from Opuntia macrorhiza Engelm. which is a good source of dietary fibre and mineral compounds. Physicochemical and functional properties of seeds and cladodes powders were investigated and indicated the possibility of incorporating them into the manufacture of cakes. The study demonstrated that cakes having good sensory qualities can be produced by the replacement of wheat flour with 15% of cladodes and 5% of seeds powder. The consumption of a cake enriched with O. macrorhiza cladodes and seeds is also proposed for health reasons. Thus, the flour obtained from O. macrorhiza cladodes and seeds can be suggested as an ingredient in food products. Keywords: Opuntia macrorhiza Engelm.; mixing plan; cake; physical characteristics; sensory evaluation.

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... (2019) and Sawaya et al. (1983a) Results were given on a dry weight basis Botanical parts from Opuntia have been studied for many different purposes. Due to their health-beneficial effects (Aragona et al., 2018;Ammar et al., 2018), techno-functional properties (Arias-Rico et al., 2020), and potential role in improving the nutritional profile of other matrices (Aruwa et al., 2018;Chahdoura et al., 2018;Du Toit et al., 2019;Diboune et al., 2019), flours (or extracts) of cactus fruits, cladodes, and seeds can be exploited in various food systems (Table 46.2). With this purpose, alternative methods have been established in different industries such as bakery, pasta, snack, and extrusion (Sarkar et al., 2011;Guevara-Arauza et al., 2015;Rayan et al., 2018;Liguori et al., 2020;Oniszczuk et al., 2020). ...
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Dietary fiber contents in brans of the two representative Korean rice varieties, Chucheong and Sucheon were measured by the AOAC method, and the composition of total dietary fiber (TDF) was analyzed with the acid detergent fiber (ADF) procedure. Rice bran contained more than 25% of TDF, most of which was insoluble dietary fiber. Hemicellulose was shown to be the major constituent and rice bran dietary fiber contained distinctive amounts of cellulose and uronic acid. Consecutive acidalkaline treatment of rice bran considerably increased soluble dietary fiber (SDF) content and water-holding capacity (WHC). WHC of wheat flour-rice bran dietary fiber mixture increased with the proportion of rice bran dietary fiber. Analysis of the differential scanning calorimetry thermograms revealed that rice bran dietary fiber effectively retarded retrogradation of wheat starch.
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In the study, we determined the optimal ingredient mixing ratio for the preparation of sponge cake containing bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica Makino) leaves. This experiment was designed in according with the D-optimal design of mixture design, which involved 14 experimental points including 4 replicates for three independent variables (sugar 110129%, bamboo leaves 38%, oil 1025%). The results the F-test, specific gravity, volume and color values (L, a, b) decided a linear model, while the viscosity, hardness and sensory characteristics (color, smell, taste, texture and overall acceptance) decided a quadratic model. The results of our fitness analysis demonstrated that in all characteristic, the probabilities were significant within 0.05%; thus, the models were accepted as appropriate. The response surface and trace plot results demonstrated that increasing amounts of added bamboo leaves induced a reduction in brightness, and increasing redness and yellowness. In addition, increasing amounts of bamboo leaves caused increases in hardness, and thus the softness of the cake decreased. And as the level of added oil increased, softness increased. Cake samples received low sensory evaluation scores when sugar, bamboo leaves, and oil were added above their optimal levels. In the numeric optimization, the optimal ingredient amounts were 121.36% sugar, 4.96% bamboo leaves, and 15.69% oil. The above results demonstrate the feasibility of adding bamboo leaves to sponge cake, and therefore, a bamboo leaves as a functional food.
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Cheonnyuncho (Opuntia humifusa) has multiple functional properties and is a good source of dietary fibre. The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality characteristics of sponge cakes made with cheonnyuncho powder. The moisture, ash, and dietary fibre levels in the sponge cakes increased linearly with the addition of 0–9 g of cheonnyuncho powder/100 g of wheat flour, and the carbohydrate and calorie contents of the samples decreased. The specific gravity and yield of dough increased with the addition of cheonnyuncho powder. For the crumb colour values, L and a decreased with the addition of cheonnyuncho powder whereas the b and ΔE values increased. In the texture analysis, hardness and gumminess were reduced, but cohesiveness and springiness were increased by the addition of cheonnyuncho powder. When the sensory characteristics were evaluated, the addition of 9 g of cheonnyuncho powder/100 g of wheat flour showed the best sensory properties. Overall, the addition of 9 g of cheonnyuncho powder/100 g of wheat flour improved the physical quality and taste of the sponge cake.
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Abstract Fibre-enriched materials (FEMs) obtained from preharvest dropped apple peels were utilised as a source of dietary fibre in baked cakes and their effects on the textural/nutritional qualities and starch digestibility (glucose release behaviour, starch digestion fraction, predicted glycaemic index) of the cakes were evaluated. When FEMs were incorporated into the cake formulation (3 g and 6 g of dietary fibre per serving (100 g)), the volume of the cakes seemed to be reduced and their texture become harder. However, 3 g of FEMs did not degrade the cake qualities. The use of FEMs in cakes significantly reduced the levels of rapidly digestible starch and slowly digestible starch, while the levels of resistant starch increased. Additionally, the cake samples prepared with FEMs exhibited a lower predicted glycaemic index. This study may give rise to multi-functional bakery products with acceptable quality and low glycaemic index.
Proteins for foods, in addition to providing nutrition, should also possess specific functional properties that facilitate processing and serve as the basis of product performance. Functional properties of proteins for foods connote the physicochemical properties which govern the behavior of protein in foods. This general article collates the published information concerning the major functional properties of food proteins, e.g., solubility, binding properties, surfactant properties, viscogenic texturizing characteristics, etc. The effects of extraction and processing on functional properties and possible correlations between structure and function are discussed, in relation to practical performance in food systems. Modification of proteins to improve functional characteristics is briefly mentioned.
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The applications of rheology to the main processes encountered during breadmaking (mixing, sheeting, fermentation and baking) are reviewed. The most commonly used rheological test methods and their relationships to product functionality are reviewed.It is shown that the most commonly used method for rheological testing of doughs, shear oscillation dynamic rheology, is generally used under deformation conditions inappropriate for breadmaking and shows little relationship with end-use performance. The frequency range used in conventional shear oscillation tests is limited to the plateau region, which is insensitive to changes in the HMW glutenin polymers thought to be responsible for variations in baking quality. The appropriate deformation conditions can be accessed either by long-time creep or relaxation measurements, or by large deformation extensional measurements at low strain rates and elevated temperatures.Molecular size and structure of the gluten polymers that make up the major structural components of wheat are related to their rheological properties via modern polymer rheology concepts. Interactions between polymer chain entanglements and branching are seen to be the key mechanisms determining the rheology of HMW polymers. Recent work confirms the observation that the dynamic shear plateau modulus is essentially independent of variations in MW of glutens amongst wheat varieties of varying baking performance and also that it is not the size of the soluble glutenin polymers, but the secondary structural and rheological properties of the insoluble polymer fraction that are mainly responsible for variations in baking performance. Extensional strain hardening has been shown to be a sensitive indicator of entanglements and long-chain branching in HMW polymers, and is well related to baking performance of bread doughs. The Considere failure criterion for instability in extension of polymers defines a region below which bubble walls become unstable, and predicts that when strain hardening falls below a value of around 1, bubble walls are no longer stable and coalesce rapidly, resulting in loss of gas retention and lower volume and texture. Strain hardening in doughs has been shown to reach this value at increasingly higher temperatures for better breadmaking varieties and is directly related to bubble stability and baking performance.
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Cereal products (soft and hard wheat) are a basic staple food in the Moroccan diet. A total of 60 samples of two types of wheat flours used for human consumption were collected; 30 samples among this collection were obtained from various households using Moroccan varieties of wheat produced in traditional flour mills. The rest of the samples were purchased from retail wheat flour sources in the Rabat and Sale city markets. Standard plate counts (SPC), total and faecal coliforms, Clostridium, Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, yeast, lactic acid bacteria, and molds, were carried out to assess the microbiological quality of wheat flour. Microbiological interpretation of the criteria was performed according to standards implemented by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Most frequent counts, in traditional and industrial wheat flour, were total aerobic mesophilic bacteria with an average 4 × 104 and 2.5 × 104 cfu/g, respectively. The results showed higher coliform and fungi counts in house than in commercial samples. Pathogenic flora as Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., S. aureus, L. monocytogenes, and Clostridium were not detected in all investigated samples. Bacterial strains isolated from both flours belong to the following genera: Enterobacter spp., Serratia spp., Klebsiella spp., Pantoea spp., Leclercia spp., Proteus spp. The most frequent genus of the investigated isolates was Aspergillus (81 %). Microbial counts were lower than the limit laid down in the Codex Alimentarius, attributing to these flours a satisfactory microbiological quality.
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Sorghum bicolor L. Moench (Naga Red) red leaves is an ingredient used in rice and beans that is known as "waakye" in the Hausa language in some African countries. Little is known about its benefits aside from its colourant properties. We studied its bioactive, nutritive compounds and the effectiveness of four organic solvents (methanol, ethanol, acetone and diethyl ether) in isolation of these compounds to gain information regarding its health benefits to consumers. Of the compounds evaluated, the leaves consisted primarily of carotenoids, flavonoids and phenolic acids with small amounts of chlorophyll (a and b), lycopene and beta-carotene. The fatty acid profiles of the leaves revealed palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic acid as predominant with each having greater than 5% of the total fatty acid identified. The nutritional implication of these findings is that the consumption of diets prepared with the leaves provides natural antioxidant and essential fatty acids that could fight cardiovascular related diseases.
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Certain functional properties including water absorption, fat absorption, emulsification, whippability and foam stability were determined on the sunflower flour, protein concentrates and isolate. The results were also compared to those obtained on soy products. Data on water and fat absorption studies suggest that soy products are more hydrophilic in nature while sunflower material exhibited greater lipophilic properties than the soy products. Emulsification tests showed that sunflower flour was superior to all other soy and sunflower products. In general, whipping properties of soy and sunflower isolates were similar, while less whippability was observed for the soy flour and protein concentrates. Whipped foams produced by soy and sunflower protein isolates and sunflower flour were more stable than soy flour, soy and sunflower protein concentrates.
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Various amounts of apple fiber and cellulose were added to wheat gluten and water-holding capacities (WHC) of the different mixtures were determined. A linear relationship between concentrations of two kinds of fiber and WHC was not observed, indicating a possible interaction between fiber and gluten which reduced the WHC of mixtures. Mixograph studies of wheat flour and fiber mixtures demonstrated that the dilution of gluten by fiber could not account for all of the observed changes in mixing properties of the wheat flour/fiber blends. This is further evidence for a possible interaction of fiber and gluten which may explain the poor baking properties of apple fiber bread.
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The genus Opuntia embraces different species of cactus, and many of them produce acid fruits known as xoconostle, which are considered valuable vegetable foods in Latin America. Xoconostle fruit contains an ed-ible thick-acid-freshly mesocarp, and seeds that are considered as by-products. Given the high potential of its use and consumption, and the lack of information about its detailed chemical composition and bioactive com-pounds, the aim of this study was to evaluate the nutritional and antioxidant properties of pulp and seeds of two highly consumed commercial cultivars of xoconostle fruits (Opuntia joconostle F.A.C. Weber ex Diguet, cv. Cuaresmeño, and Opuntia matudae Scheinvar, cv. Rosa). This investigation shows that the pulp of the studied xoconostle cultivars had an appreciable amount of sol-uble ber and antioxidant compounds such as ascorbic acid, while the seeds are a source of ber, phenolics, avonoids, PUFAs and tocopherols (specially γ-tocopherol), which provide a good antioxidant capacity. In the light of these results, xoconostle fruits should be considered of great interest for either promoting the conventional consumption, and also as sources of bioactive compounds for the addition to other food prod-ucts, so that all the nutrients present are fully used, instead of being discarded.
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Chemical composition and physical properties of Mediterranean (Tunisian) spiny (Opuntia ficus indica f. amylocea) and spineless cladodes (O. ficus indica f. inermis) were studied. Chemical characterization of the two cladodes varieties showed a high fiber, minerals, especially potassium and calcium, and phenols contents. Powders obtained from spiny and spineless cladodes showed a great technological potentiality as water binding capacity (WBC) and fat absorption capacity (FAC). Cladodes powders were incorporated in wheat flours at 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% levels. Obtained results showed that cladodes flours had a significant effect in wheat dough properties (P < 0.05). In deed, with the increase of cladodes flours levels, an increase of tenacity, energy, adhesion, stickiness, and hardness of dough was observed whereas dough elasticity decreased. A significant difference in physical characteristic between cakes fortified with cladodes flours and control was showed (P < 0.05). With the increase of cladodes flours levels in formulation, cakes hardness increased whereas L* and a* crust and crumb color values decreased. Increasing levels of cladodes flours caused decreases in total sensory scores. The overall acceptability rate showed that a maximum of 5% cladodes flours can be incorporated to prepare acceptable quality cakes.
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The effect of different hydrocolloids (sodium alginate, κ-carrageenan, xanthan gum and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) on the rheological properties of the wheat flour dough and the final quality of breads was investigated. A complete study of the rheological behaviour of the dough containing hydrocolloids was performed by using the following instruments: farinograph, extensograph, alveograph and rheofermentometer. The baking response was also determined by using an oven rise recorder. Xanthan and alginate had the most pronounced effect on dough properties yielding strengthened doughs. A great improvement in dough stability during fermentation was achieved by adding hydrocolloids. Regarding their effect on bread properties, the hydrocolloids increased the specific volume, with the exception of alginate, as well as both moisture retention and water activity. In addition, textural studies revealed that addition of κ-carrageenan or hydroxypropylmethylcellulose reduced the firmness of bread crumb. In conclusion, k-carrageenan and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose could be used as improvers in the bread-making performance.
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The effects of fibre type (wheat bran, oat bran, cellulose microcrystalline), size (50, 80, 250 μm) and percentage of substitution (0%, 12%, 24%, 36%) on batter and layer cake characteristics were determined. Batter density, and the rheological parameters (G′ and G″) increased with fibre size, but the flow index decreased. Especially with 20% wheat bran, large-sized fibre gave the most firm, chewy and yellow cakes, while providing the most significant sensory differences with the control. Cakes with microcrystalline cellulose were the most similar to the control. All cakes obtained high sensory scores, indicating that they were not disagreeable for consumers. It is possible to obtain high quality cakes when adding up to 20% of fibre, but selection of an adequate fibre is necessary.
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Legume flours, due to their amino acid composition and fibre content are ideal ingredients for improving the nutritional value of bread and bakery products. In this study, the influence of the total or partial replacement of wheat flour by chickpea flour on the quality characteristics of two kinds of cake was analyzed. The effects of the chickpea variety and the kind of flour used (white or whole) were also considered. Volume, symmetry, chroma, and crust and crumb L* diminished when increasing the amount of chickpea flour. The replacement of wheat flour by chickpea flour also induced an increase in the initial firmness but cohesiveness and resilience diminished, increasing the tendency to hardening. Among the studied varieties, Pedrosillano and Sinaloa produced cakes with the highest volume. Those varieties also gave layer cakes with the lowest firmness, gumminess and chewiness. White flours produced sponge cakes with higher volume and symmetry than whole flours. No significant differences, however, were observed in layer cakes between white and whole flours. In both layer and sponge cakes, white flour produced cakes with lower firmness, gumminess and chewiness than whole flours.
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The proximate composition of pulp, skin and seeds of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus indica) was investigated and is reported on a dry weight basis. The most abundant component of the pulp and skin was ethanol-soluble carbohydrates. Pulp contained glucose (35%) and fructose (29%) while the skin contained essentially glucose (21%). Protein content was 5.1% (pulp), 8.3% (skin) and 11.8% (seeds). Starch was found in each of the three parts of the fruit. Pulp fibers were rich in pectin (14.4%), skin and seeds were rich in cellulose (29.1 and 45.1%, respectively). Skin was remarkable for its content of calcium (2.09%) and potassium (3.4%). Prickly pear is a neglected nutritional source which should be more widely used because of its potential nutrient contribution.
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The effects of fruiting body maturity on antioxidant activity and antioxidants production of the wild mushroom, Lactarius piperatus, were evaluated. Several biochemical assays were used to screen the antioxidant properties: reducing power, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging capacity, inhibition of erythrocytes hemolysis mediated by peroxyl radicals and inhibition of lipid peroxidation using the beta-carotene linoleate model system. The amounts of phenols, flavonoids, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene and lycopene present in the immature, mature and degraded fruiting bodies were also determined. The highest antioxidant contents and the lowest EC(50) values for antioxidant activity were obtained in the mature stage with immature spores.
Mieux connaitre la farine. Spécial Analyses
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Determination of wet gluten quantity and quality (gluten index Ac. To Perten) of whole wheat meal and wheat flour
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Physico-chemical, organolyptical and microbiological characteristics of substituted cupcake by potato processing residues
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