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'Benefits of freeze dried ingredients' Case Studies

Changes in the nutritional content of fruit and vegetables during the dehydration process of freeze drying. A Chaucer Foods comparative study of total antioxidant capacity, total phenolics and Vitamin C content.

Sheffield Hallam 'Benefits of freeze dried ingredients' Case Study

This study presents the results and findings of a study into the stability of certain nutritional components contained within selected fruit and vegetables during the process of dehydration by freeze drying. The research was a collaborative study between Chaucer Foods Ltd (CFL) and Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) in the UK. The investigation took place in Summer 2013. The key nutritional variables investigated during the study were: Vitamin C content, total phenolic content and total antioxidant capacity. The fruits and vegetables used to undertake the analysis were: strawberry (whole and sliced), lime, orange, blackcurrant, broccoli and red bell pepper.

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Newcastle University “Benefits of Freeze dried Ingredients” Case Study

This study presents the results and findings of a study set up to investigate the changes in Vitamin C and Anthocyanin content of fresh strawberry stored over 6 days, compared to frozen and freeze dried strawberries stored over one year. The research was a collaborative study between Chaucer, the World’s leading supplier of freeze dried fruit, and Newcastle University School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. The investigation took place over one year between August 2014 and 2015. Three varieties of strawberry were used as a common raw material to undertake the comparison and identify any variations between variety. The freeze dried strawberry was stored in a number of types of typical packing materials to identify variations in barrier properties.

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