Ciência e Agrotecnologia
versão impressa ISSN 1413-7054
KLEIN, Manuela Poletto; JONG, Erna Vogt de e REVILLION, Jean Philippe Palma. Use of β-galactosidase in milk sweet: avoiding lactose crystallization. Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2010, vol.34, n.6, pp. 1530-1535. ISSN 1413-7054. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542010000600025.
The effect of using β-galactosidase on the crystallization of lactose in milk sweet has been studied. The concentrations of lactase ranged from 0 to 0.4 g/L of processed milk. The product was subjected to sensorial analysis (crystallization degree ranking test using a specific scale) by trained tasters after 30, 60, 90 e 180 days of storage. The ranking test showed no statistically significant difference between the samples in relation to crystallization, both at 30 and 60 days of storage, but at 90 and 180 days the difference was significant among control (T0) and the treatments. Usage of 0.2 g/L of β-galactosidase (23.16% lactose hydrolysis in milk) was enough to prevent sandiness in milk sweet from being noticed throughout the studied period.
Palavras-chave : Lactose; sensorial analysis; sandiness; hydrolysis.