International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Effect of popping methods on popping characteristics of amaranth grain
Author(s): Chandan Solanki, Navnath Indore, Dhritiman Saha and SK Aleksha Kudos
Abstract: Amaranth (Amaranthus paniculatus) grains can be popped through intense, short, and dry heat. This was practiced by either the traditional process or improved process for popping of amaranth. Popped amaranths are quite soft in texture and are ready to eat or to be incorporated into existing or new food formulations. Because of their small seed size, different conditions are needed for the popping of amaranth than other grains. In this paper we studied two different processes exist to pop amaranth grains traditional process i.e. batch type popping machine and improved process i.e. fluidized bed system. Hence, the popping of this important grains is very much important for developing value added foods. In this regard, the study of the popping characteristics such as popping volume, popping fold and popping rate were evaluated of popped amaranth in the temperature range of 120oC to 150oC and time range of 5 to 30 sec. was conducted. Popping volume ranged from 0.41cm3 to 0.54cm3 per 100 grains; popping fold ranged from 5.5 to 6.7 and popping rate in the range of 28-80% in the entire range of temperature and time combination in traditional process. In improved process popping volume ranged from 0.42cm3 to 0.48cm3 per 100 grains, popping fold ranged from 5.3 to 6.1 and popping rate in the range of 44-65%.
Pages: 2779-2782 | 348 Views 20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Chandan Solanki, Navnath Indore, Dhritiman Saha, SK Aleksha Kudos. Effect of popping methods on popping characteristics of amaranth grain. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):2779-2782.