Effect of air flow rate on the polyphenols content and antioxidant capacity of convective dried cactus pear cladodes (Opuntia ficus indica).

@article{GallegosInfante2009EffectOA,
  title={Effect of air flow rate on the polyphenols content and antioxidant capacity of convective dried cactus pear cladodes (Opuntia ficus indica).},
  author={Jos{\'e}-Alberto Gallegos-Infante and Nuria-Elizabeth Rocha-Guzman and Ruben-Francisco Gonz{\'a}lez-Laredo and Rosal{\'i}a Reynoso-Camacho and Luis Medina-Torres and Veronica Cervantes-Cardozo},
  journal={International journal of food sciences and nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 Suppl 2},
  pages={80-7}
}
The interest in nopal has encouraged the use of dehydration; there are few studies about the effect of process parameters on the nopal polyphenol content and antioxidant activity. The objective of the present work was to evaluate the effect of air-drying flow rates on the amount and antioxidant capacity of extracts of Opuntia ficus indica cladodes. Nopal was dried at 45 degrees C and air flow rates of 3 and 5 m/sec. Samples were analyzed for moisture, total polyphenol, flavonoid, and flavonol… CONTINUE READING

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