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See detailThe addition effect of Tunisian date seed fibers on the quality of chocolate spreads
Bouaziz, M. A.; Abbes, F.; Mokni, A. et al

in Journal of Texture Studies (in press)

Novel chocolate spreads were enriched by soluble and insoluble dietary fibers from Tunisian Deglet Nour date seeds at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5% levels in the conventional chocolate spread. Defatted Deglet Nour ... [more ▼]

Novel chocolate spreads were enriched by soluble and insoluble dietary fibers from Tunisian Deglet Nour date seeds at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5% levels in the conventional chocolate spread. Defatted Deglet Nour date seeds (DNDS), date seed soluble fiber concentrate (DSSFC) and date seed insoluble fiber concentrate (DSIFC) were characterized by high levels of dietary fibers (80 – 90%). Chocolate spread enriched with 5% of DSSFC presented the highest OBC (304.62%) compared to the control (102%). Whatever the DSIFC and DSSFC incorporation levels, no significant difference was recorded between the firmness, chewiness and adhesiveness of prepared chocolate spreads compared to the control (P<0.05). Sensory evaluation revealed that all prepared chocolate spreads enriched by DSIFC and DSSFC were accepted by panelists. These results indicated the value of date seeds as new source of dietary fibers to develop chocolate spread and could also improve health benefits and functional properties. [less ▲]

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See detailEFFECT OF DATE FLESH FIBER CONCENTRATE ADDITION ON DOUGH PERFORMANCE AND BREAD QUALITY
Borchani,, Chema; Masmoudi, Manel; Besbes, Souhail et al

in JOURNAL OF TEXTURE STUDIES (2011), 42(4), 300-308

Date flesh fiber concentrate (DFFC) of Deglet Nour variety were extracted and incorporated in a bakery product. Dough rheological characteristics showed that water absorption, stability, index quality ... [more ▼]

Date flesh fiber concentrate (DFFC) of Deglet Nour variety were extracted and incorporated in a bakery product. Dough rheological characteristics showed that water absorption, stability, index quality, resistance to deformation increased with the amount of added fiber, whereas degree of softening and extensibility decreased in all levels of fiber. Bread evaluation revealed that DFFC addition caused an increase of bread yield especially for the highest levels, a change of crumb color and an insignificant decrease of bread volume. Breads are subjected to sensory evaluation for odor, taste, crumb color, crumb smoothness and overall acceptability. Significant differences were not found (P > 0.05) between scores for all sensory parameters. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of the addition of deffated date seeds on wheat dough performance and bread quality.
Bouaziz, M. A.; Besbes, Souhail; Blecker, Christophe ULg et al

in Journal of Texture Studies (2010), 41

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See detailRheological and physical properties of date juice palm by-product (phoenix dactylifera L.) and commercial xanthan gums.
Ben Salah, Riadh; Besbes, Souhail; Chaari, Kacem et al

in Journal of Texture Studies (2010), 41(2), 125-138

Rheological and thermal properties of xanthan produced by Xanthomonas campestris from date by-products (DBP-xanthan) and commercial xanthan were determined. DBP-xanthan gave solutions with lower apparent ... [more ▼]

Rheological and thermal properties of xanthan produced by Xanthomonas campestris from date by-products (DBP-xanthan) and commercial xanthan were determined. DBP-xanthan gave solutions with lower apparent viscosity than commercial xanthan. However, DBP-xanthan solutions were more stable to temperature changes and ionic strength than commercial xanthan. Gradual increase of storage modulus (G') as function of frequency was observed for the two polysaccharides. On the other hand, loss modulus (G ') remained constant for DBP-xanthan and an increase was observed for commercial xanthan. Granulometric profile indicates that DPB-xanthan particle size was lower than commercial xanthan. Differential scanning calorimetry showed that the melting temperatures (T-m) and enthalpy (Delta H-m) of DBP-xanthan were higher than those of commercial xanthan. These properties of DBP-xanthan are quite rare among xanthan described in the literature and give this new gum great potential for use in the field of bioindustries as thickening and stabilizing agents. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS Xanthan gum from date by-products (DBP-xanthan) was recently produced in our laboratory. No work has been undertaken to study the rheological properties of this polysaccharide to date. Rheological and some physicals properties were compared to those of commercial xanthan. This could promote industrial use of DBPs as low-cost natural source for xanthan gum production. [less ▲]

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