Aproveitamento agroindustrial de resíduos sólidos provenientes do melão minimamente processado

Ana Carolina Almeida Miguel, Silvana Albertini, Gabriela Fernandes Begiato, João Ricardo Pecini Stein Dias, Marta Helena Fillet Spoto
2008 Food Science and Technology  
As cascas são constituídas basicamente por carboidratos, proteínas e pectinas, o que possibilitaria seu aproveitamento para fabricação de doces, podendo-se tornar uma alternativa viável para resolver o problema da eliminação dos resíduos, além de aumentar seu valor comercial. Abstract One of the main impediments to the development of the minimally processed industry of fruits and vegetables in diverse parts of the world is associated with the significant amount of organic residues that are
more » ... ated by the activity. Then, this work proposed to study alternatives for the exploitation of the peels and the pulp's leftovers of minimally processed melons. Of the peels three products were developed, compote, candy and icing candy; and with the pulp's leftovers was elaborated jellies. The products were evaluated about centesimal composition and sensorially, using hedonic scale of nine points, and counted with participation of thirty non-trained panelists. The results showed that the products made with the peels presented larger contents of ashes, protein and alimentary fiber. The sensorial test indicated that all the elaborated products, except the candy, showed acceptability for panelists, with rates above of 80%.
doi:10.1590/s0101-20612008000300033 fatcat:x6qrql75wvbc5plnmi2a5dwxjq