Fish Quality Assessment Based on Glass Transition Temperature (Case Study: Frozen Fish and Fish Cracker)

Agustini, Tri Winarni and Suzuki, Toru and Susanto, Eko (2009) Fish Quality Assessment Based on Glass Transition Temperature (Case Study: Frozen Fish and Fish Cracker). In: the 7th Science Technology Conference, Science and Technology for Country Development, July 10, Bangkok Thailand.

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Some Indonesian fish products have potential prospect for export commodities, including frozen fish and fish cracker products. It has been stated that glass transition temperature (Tg) can be found in frozen and dried products. There are limited study on glass transition temperature in relation to their stability on such product. Glass transition temperature (Tg) is a physicochemical indicator that can be used to determine quality stability of food including fisheries products. Tg can determine the physical state of the products in which it is considered that in glassy state, the stability of food is in very high condition. The Tg of product will be related to water content. Using glass transition parameter, fisheries products can be evaluated and predicted for its shelf life. Recently, the study of food shelf life in Indonesia is mainly based on water activity and water content, very rare was focus on glass transition that is very suitable for dried and frozen products. This experiment was conducted to evaluate the Tg of frozen fish product and fish crackers. Material used in this experiment were yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and some Indonesian fish crackers (with different market brand) produced traditionally and some from industry. Glass transition temperature was analyzed by drying method (AOAC). The result showed that different sample with different characteristic on physicochemical properties give different in water content and also glass transition temperature. Glass transition temperature (Tg) of the products was depend on the water content and components of products. Based on the results, Tg of fish crackers was in the range of 58.8oC – 76.4oC and frozen for tuna was – 55oC. The water content of fish crackers was ranged between 11.9% - 17.8% and for frozen tuna was 78%.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects:S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions:Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences > Department of Fisheries
ID Code:19009
Deposited On:05 Aug 2010 20:53
Last Modified:05 Aug 2010 21:22

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