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Title: Microwave absorption capacity of rice flour. Impact of the radiation on rice flour microstructure, thermal and viscometric properties
Authors: Villanueva Barrero, Marina
Harasym, Joanna
Muñoz, José María
Ronda Balbás, Felicidad
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Description: Producción Científica
Citation: Journal of Food Engineering, 2018, n.224, p.156-164
Abstract: The microwave radiation thermal treatment of rice flour was studied and its impact on physical and structural characteristic in relation to the initial moisture content (IMC) (20% and 30%) was evaluated. To explain the fundamentals of observed changes the microwave radiation absorption capacity of flour as well as temperature and moisture change during the treatment were evaluated. The flour particle morphological structure as well as crystallinity/amorphous region ratio changed after the treatment. The flour thermal properties also altered revealing IMC significant impact on the gelatinization temperature, that raised up to 3 C, and the amylopectin retrogradation extent that increased up to a 7% in the most intense microwave-treated flours with respect to the native flour. Lower peak, setback and breakdown viscosities - that decreased with respect to the native flour up to 42%, 34% and 86% respectively-and higher pasting temperatures -that increased up to 10 ºC- were also observed. An exceptional microwave irradiation efficiency resulting in rice flour physical changes in significantly shorter times, 4e8 min, than conventional heat-moisture treatment processes was concluded.
Classification: Microstructure
Microwave treatment
Microwave absorptivity
Pasting properties
Rice flour
Thermal properties
ISSN: 0260-8774
Peer Review: SI
Sponsor: Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (Proyect AGL2015-63849-C2-2-R)
Junta de Castilla y León (programa de apoyo a proyectos de investigación – Ref. VA072P17)
Programme: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/70610
Language: eng
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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