Ciência e Agrotecnologia
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ALVARENGA, Ângelo Albérico et al. Comparation among marmalades produced from different fruit quince species (Cydonia oblonga Miller and Chaenomeles sinensis Koehne) and cultivars. Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.1, pp. 302-307. ISSN 1413-7054. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542008000100043.
The present study was made to compare marmalades produced from different quince fruit cultivars, as well as, the earnings possible from different pulp mixtures. Fruits were collected on EPAMIG's quince collection yard, at district of Maria da Fé, MG, in from January to April, 2005. Marmalades were manually processed. Treatments were marmalades from Mendoza, Japonês, Provence cultivars and by pulp mixture of Portugal, Provence and Mendoza plus the Japonês quince cultivars, compared to traditional marmalade from Portugal cultivar. Sensorial characteristic evaluation as color, bright, taste, texture and flavor were made for twenty people. Data statistic analyses and average tests showed superior bright quality of the marmalade Mendoza cultivar in relation all others. Mendoza marmalade flavor and texture were superior only to Japonês marmalade; however, there were no difference in marmalade qualities when a mixture of Japonês and others pulp cultivars was made. There were found no flavor differences among the cultivars. So, the Mendoza cultivar produced the best marmalade and mixture of other quince pulps improved the Japonês marmalade.
Keywords : Quince; marmalade; fruit; candy; sensory test; quality.