Effect of drying methods on Thai dried chilli’s hotness and pungent odour characteristics and consumer liking

Toontom, N., Posri, W., Lertsiri, S. and Meenune, M. (2016) Effect of drying methods on Thai dried chilli’s hotness and pungent odour characteristics and consumer liking. International Food Research Journal, 23 (1). pp. 289-299.

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Dried chilli is widely used for its hotness and pungent odour enhancing properties. In an attempt to get a broad overview of drying effects on hotness and pungent odour characteristics contributing to dominant features of various types of Thai dried chilli, major volatile flavour compounds responsible for perceived hotness and pungent odour of the dried chilli-(freeze(FD), hot air (HD) and sun (SD) dried samples) were identified by trained panel (n=15) in conjunction with HS-SPME/GC-MS and LLE/GC-MS. Consumer liking of the three dried chilli was assessed on the basis of pungent odour and hotness characteristics by Thai consumers (n=120) using 9 point–category hedonic scale. The GC-MS and trained panel data were analyzed by PLS and results show that capsaicin was the main compound responsible for the oral hotness sensation, while 1-penten-3-one compound was found to be an indicator of strong pungent odour. The FD sample presented the highest intensity of hotness characteristic(p≤0.05). The content of 1-penten-3-one in FD was also higher than that of HD and SD. Although trained panellists could not differentiate between the intensities of pungent odour of FD and HD (p>0.05), consumers had a tendency to prefer HD. This research proposes that there is substantial value to analysis such as this that integrates human sensorial perception with objective measurement. The outputs of this research can be used to provide guidance on dried chilli product development based on consumer acceptance criteria.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Dried chilli, Volatile compounds, Hotness, Pungent odour, Trained panel
Divisions: Food Science and Agri-food Supply Chain Management
Depositing User: Ms Kath Osborn
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 14:03
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 10:05
URI: http://hau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/15692

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