Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agrícola e Ambiental
versión On-line ISSN 1807-1929
CAMARGO, Gisele A.; HAJ-ISA, Niurka y QUEIROZ, Marlene R. de. Evaluation of quality of dried tomato. Rev. bras. eng. agríc. ambient. [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.5, pp. 521-526. ISSN 1807-1929. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-43662007000500012.
Preserved dried tomato has been gaining increasing acceptance in the Brazilian market, its use being common in appetizers and also in the cooking, as an ingredient of sauces and pizzas. The effect of the following factors on the quality of dried tomato was evaluated: variety of tomato (Rio Grande and Débora Plus), geometry of pieces (½ and ¼ to the fruit major axis), presence or absence of seeds and final moisture content (25 and 35%) by means of instrumental texture, and color analysis and sensorial affective tests. The results showed that the variety Rio Grande presented better physical parameters but was more susceptible to darkness. Generally, the consumers preferred dried tomatoes at 35% moisture content. The best final quality of dried tomato was obtained from the treatment performed with Rio Grande variety and 35% final moisture content.
Palabras clave : variety; sensorial analysis; quality parameters.