Effect of solubilised carbon dioxide at low partial pressure on crystallisation behaviour, microstructure and texture of anhydrous milk fat.
Tuyen Truong, Martin Palmer, Nidhi Bansal, Bhesh Bhandari
Food Res Int | Published : 2017
The crystallisation and melting behaviour, fat polymorphs, microstructure and texture of anhydrous milk fat (AMF) was investigated in the presence of dissolved CO2 (0-2000ppm) under two crystallising conditions (non-isothermal versus isothermal). CO2 was found to induce higher onset crystallisation temperature during cooling from 35 to 5°C at 0.5°Cmin-1. X-ray scattering analysis showed that, in the presence of dissolved CO2, this rapid crystallisation caused the formation of unstable, α polymorph fat crystals. For milk fat crystallised under isothermal condition at 25°C for 48h, dissolved CO2 improved solid fat content, slightly depressed melting temperature and exhibited a sharper melting ..View full abstract