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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 1004-1013

Effect of Moisture and Emulsifying Salt Concentration on Sensory Attributes of Reconstituted Dried Mozzarella Cheese Aspizza Topping
Arun Patel1*, H.G. Patel2, Ravi Prajapati1 and G. Gopikrishna1
1GN Patel College of Dairy Technology, SDAU, Dantiwada, India
2SMC College of Dairy Science, AAU, Anand, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author

The present investigation was carried out to observe the effect of moisture and emulsifying salt concentration on sensory attributes of reconstituted dried mozzarella cheese as pizza topping. For this purpose, Mozzarella cheese having optimized composition is dried in vacuum tray dryer below 5% moisture content. Further, dried Mozzarella cheese samples were reconstituted with pasteurized water and added with tri-sodium citrate (TSC) in combination with di-sodium hydrogen orthophosphate (DSHP) emulsifying salt along with common salt at fixed rate. The dried Mozzarella cheese samples were reconstituted with five different levels of moisture 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 per cent. Similarly, five different levels of emulsifying salt concentration 0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 per cent and examined for baking trials after applying them as Pizza topping. It was reported that, 60 per cent of moisture in the final blend is the best moisture level to be used as Pizza topping. On the other hand, the mixture of emulsifying salts at the rate of 1.5 per cent (w/w) yielded a reconstituted dried Mozzarella cheese having superior functional properties for use on pizza such as melt, stretch, flavour as well as chewiness and hence the rate was chosen over other salt levels studied.

Keywords: Mozzarella cheese, Tri-Sodium Citrate (TSC), Di-Sodium Hydrogen Orthophosphate (DSHP), Reconstitution, Mascarpone cheese, Pasta-filata cheese

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Arun Patel, H.G. Patel, Ravi Prajapati and Gopikrishna, G. 2018. Effect of Moisture and Emulsifying Salt Concentration on Sensory Attributes of Reconstituted Dried Mozzarella Cheese Aspizza Topping.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 1004-1013. doi:
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