Incorporation of leek powder (Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum) in wheat bread: Technological implications, shelf life and sensory evaluation

Nathalie Bernaert, Els Debonne, Ingrid De Leyn, Bart Van Droogenbroeck, Filip Van Bockstaele

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In this study, the incorporation of leek in wheat bread was explored. Green leek leaves were dried with two techniques to obtain leek powder after milling. The air-dried and freeze-dried powders were incorporated into wheat flour at five substitution levels (0, 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2 g/100 g). The impact of leek powder on dough rheology, bread quality, sensory evaluation and mould-free shelf-life was investigated. Leek powder negatively impacted the mixing properties and significantly changed the viscoelastic properties of the wheat flour dough. At low levels, the dough was strengthened whereas at higher levels both dough resistance as extensibility decreased. Bread quality was also affected, resulting in lower bread volume and coarser crumb structure. The negative impact on dough and bread properties was more pronounced for freeze-dried powder. The result of the sensory study showed that wheat flour could be fortified by 1 g/100 g of leek powder without adverse effect on the consumer acceptability. Finally, the addition of leek powder did not impact the mould-free shelf-life of wheat bread.
Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
Artikel nummer112517
TijdschriftLWT Food Science and Technology
PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - jan-2022

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