• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 30, Pages: 1-14

Original Article

Color and Texture Evaluation in Pasta with Added Cassava Bran and Hydrocolloid


Objective: To evaluate the effect of cassava bran and hydrocolloids addition on color and texture properties of fiber rich pasta. Methods/Analysis: Wheat semolina pastas were made with 10, 20 and 30% bran additions, separately enriched with two types of hydrocolloid: xanthan gum (XG) or carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) in 0.5, 1 and 1.5% concentrations. Color and the textural properties of tensile strength, elasticity and compression were evaluated. Findings: Color analysis showed high luminosity in pastas with 10% bran and 1.5% XG. Nonetheless, the most yellow tones were found in pastas with 30% bran. Textural evaluation of cooked pasta indicated a greater strength and elasticity with lower inclusion of bran and higher concentration of XG. The same behavior was presented in the raw pasta strength. Improvement: Addition of bran decreased textural properties evaluated, while use of hydrocolloids favored them. 

Keywords: Cassava bran, Color, Hydrocolloids, Pasta, Texture 


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