Food Science and Technology (Campinas)
versão On-line ISSN 1678-457X
DIAS, Alvaro Renato Guerra; ELIAS, Moacir Cardoso; OLIVEIRA, Maurício e HELBIG, Elizabete. Oxidation of fermented cassava and corn starches: development of the expansion property. Ciênc. Tecnol. Aliment. [online]. 2007, vol.27, n.4, pp. 794-799. ISSN 1678-457X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-20612007000400019.
Cassava and corn starches were fermented in the laboratory at 20 °C, and a fraction was in the sun while another fraction was oxidized with hydrogen peroxide and dried artificially to develop the expansion property. Fermentation in 0, 10, 30 and 50 days was checked and the expansion property was evaluated by the baking test and viscoamilograph behavior (RVA). Fermentation was found to cause changes that help the oxidation of cassava and corn starches, increasing the product's titrable acidity. The fermented cassava starch, oxidized by exposure to sunlight or hydrogen peroxide, may develop the expansion property, but the corn starch did not display that ability under these conditions. The best results for the expansion property were obtained with cassava starch oxidized with hydrogen peroxide after 50 days of fermentation.
Palavras-chave : starch; fermentation; oxidation; expansion.