Moisture Sorption Isotherms and Storage Stability of Spray-Dried Yogurt Powder

KOC B., YILMAZER M. S. , BALKIR P. , Ertekin F. K.

DRYING TECHNOLOGY, cilt.28, ss.816-822, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/07373937.2010.485083
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.816-822


Moisture adsorption isotherms of spray-dried yogurt powder were determined at 10, 25, and 40 degrees C using the standard, static-gravimetric method. Experimental data were fitted to five mathematical models (Guggenheim-Anderson-de Boer [GAB], Brunauer-Emmett-Teller [BET], Halsey, modified Oswin, and modified Henderson). A nonlinear regression analysis method was used to evaluate the constants of the sorption equations. The shelf-life of yogurt powder was predicted based on the relationship between permeability coefficient of the packaging material and moisture adsorbed by the powder determined by the GAB equation. Furthermore, the storage stability of spray-dried yogurt powder in terms of quality parameters including moisture content, water activity, color change, and thiobarbituric acid (TBA) value was studied in aluminum laminated polyethylene (ALPE) pouches under storage conditions of 25 degrees C and 50% relative humidity (RH).