Imitation cheeses (48 g moisture/100 g cheese), in which the salt (NaCl) and sodium emulsifying salts were partially or wholly replaced with their potassium equivalents were manufactured. The effect of the replacement on manufacture and post-manufacture functionality (microstructure, texture, flowability, dynamic rheology and NMR T2 relaxometry) was assessed. The replacement of sodium salts with potassium equivalents led to decreased torque values throughout the manufacture and to slight changes in functional properties including increased fat globule size and flowability, decreased hardness and cohesiveness. The potassium-salt cheeses exhibited adhesiveness, which was absent in the standard cheese, and also showed lower microbial stability.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||LWT - Food Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2011|
- Imitation cheese
- Potassium chloride
- Potassium emulsifying salts
- Torque measurement