Microfiltered acerola juice: evaluation of shelf life

Virgínia Martins da Matta Lourdes M. Corrêa Cabral Luiz Fernando M. Silva About the authors

This work had as objective to study the physical, chemical and microbiological stability of clarified acerola juice, obtained by membrane process. Microfiltered juice was collected in a sterilized closed system and transferred to glass or PET bottles, also previously sterilized, in a laminar cabinet. Products were maintained under refrigeration (4ºC) and room (30ºC) temperatures during 90 days. Shelf-life evaluation of acerola juice showed that refrigeration storage preserves juice properties and that there was no difference between the two types of packing material.

juice stability; clarification; microfiltration; acerola

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