Drying effects on chemical and sensorial characteristics of saffron

12/30/2019

Drying effects on chemical and sensorial characteristics of saffron

The quality of saffron depends on its pre- and post-harvest conditions. One of the issues that has a great effect on the final quality of saffron after harvesting is saffron drying methods.
In a study conducted on a variety of saffron drying methods, including freeze-drying, roasting, electric oven drying, and shade drying, a higher level of saffron quality properties was observed using electric oven drying. In this study, spectrophotometric indices, moisture, and volatiles were determined using the international standards for saffron. Safranal was also measured by liquid chromatography. Ranking and hedonic tests were employed for sensorial evaluations. The findings were as follows:

Shade-dried samples had the lowest pigment contents and the least amount of safranal (saffron odor factor) was observed using freezing method. Sensory evaluation of freeze-dried samples had the lowest color and odor acceptance, and roasted samples had the lowest acceptance. Therefore, it can be concluded that saffron drying method has a significant role in determining the chemical and sensory properties of saffron. However, it is difficult to achieve the conditions where all the characteristics of saffron are optimally met. Freeze-drying preserves saffron pigments better although it releases less safranal leading to lower level of saffron odor reception. In addition, the orange-tinted color reduces the sensory reception of saffron. Much of this comes from the lack of popularity of this type of saffron in the market and the lack of awareness among consumers of saffron. Drying in the shade could significantly reduce saffron pigments that should be avoided. As a result, roasting and electric oven drying can be introduced as other alternative methods.

 

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