Studies on Off-Flavor Formed during Storage of Satsuma Mandarin Juice (Part V)

Mitsuya Shimoda, Rieko Nakashima, Yutaka Osajima

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The relationship between pulp content and quantitative changes in volatile components during storage was investigated. Juice processed by the In-line Extractor contained about 1 ppm of α~ tocopherol derived from peel. The ^-tocopherol content was constant during 50 days storage at 40°C, but α-tocopherol had no effect on the essential oils from peel in juice. The decrease in α-limonene during storage was proportional to the amount of d-limonene in liquid (serum) fraction, that means the essential oil undergoes a change in serum. The distribution coefficients of major volatile compounds between pulp and serum fraction in juice were determined: terpene hydrocarbons; 60~70, linalool; 5. 4, citronellal; 3. 8, geranyl acetate; 32. Every component is distributed more in pulp than in serum fraction, which is favorable for the preservation of the flavor. In juice with lower pulp content, the formation of α-and β-terpineol and fenchyl alcohol increased with a rapid decrease in terpene hydrocarbons and the flavor deteriorated remarkably. Juice, therefore, may as well contain much pulp for the preservation of the flavor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-476
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Nogeikagaku Kaishi
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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