Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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Evolution of “Chili” Tunisian landrace durum wheat sprouts properties after drying
Sarra Jribi, Hela Gliguem, Andras Nagy, Nagy Gabor Zsolt, Lilla Szalóki-Dorkó, Zoltan Naàr, Ildiko Bata-Vidàcs, Sarra Marzougui, Zsuzsanna Cserhalmi, Hajer Debbabi

Last modified: 26-12-2018


Sprouting is a green technology contributing in improving cereals and pulses nutritional properties. However sprouts have a high water content limiting their shelf-life. This research focused on the impact of drying technology on physico-chemical, functional and nutritional properties of Tunisian landrace durum wheat (Triticum durum)“Chili” sprouts for their use as a functional ingredient. Three technologies were evaluated: lyophilisation, micro-wave vacuum drying and oven drying at 50°C. Sprouted seeds flour properties were significantly (p<0.05) affected by the drying methods used. Lyophilisation led to the highest preservation of bioactive compounds followed by micro-wave vacuum drying. The way of evolution of physico-chemical and functional properties depended on drying method used.

Keywords: Sprouts; drying; functional properties; bioactive compounds.


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