Storage and preservation of dry pasta into biodegradable packaging made from triticale flour
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We studied the quality of dry pasta packaged and stored for 45 days in biodegradable bags made from triticale flour films. Results were compared with the quality of pasta packaged in commercial bags. Characterization of films and technologic and microbiological quality of pasta were performed. Biodegradable bags presented adequate properties during storage. There was no microbiological growth or differences in moisture and breaking force of dry pasta within both types of packaging during storage. Cooking quality of pasta was not affected by the type of packaging or storage time. We also studied the antioxidant capacity of pasta enriched with partially-deoiled-chia flour during storage in both types of packaging. A decrease in the antioxidant activity measured by ABTS assay was found at 45 days of storage in pasta packaged in biodegradable bags. Nevertheless, the total phenolic content and the antioxidant activity evaluated by FRAP method did not change significantly with time or type of packaging.
KeywordsShelf life Biomaterial Pasta quality Packaging Triticale Cooking quality
The authors are grateful to the Secretaría de Ciencia y Tecnología (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba) and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) for their financial support.
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