Physico-chemical properties of dehydrated seriales (Flacourtia jangomas (Lour) Raeusch) as influenced by sugar levels


Author(s): Heidi P. Paler2 and Lynette C. Cimafranca1*

Abstract

Seriales (Flacourtia jangomas (Lour) Raeusch) is a wild and underutilized fruit growing in rural areas in the Philippines. This study explored the potential of seriales as dehydrated product. A single factor experiment arranged in completely randomized design was undertaken to evaluate the effect of sugar level (40, 50, 60, 70 & 80%) on the physico-chemical properties of dehydrated seriales. The procedure in determining the physico-chemical properties of dehydrated seriales fruit follows standard AOAC (1980) procedures. Results revealed that sugar level significantly affects the TSS, pH, moisture content, and water activity of the product.

Keywords: dehydrated fruit, Flacourtia jangomas, physico-chemical properties, sugar level

Annals of Tropical Research 42(1):128-136(2020)