State diagram of date flesh using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)

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The state diagram of date flesh was developed by measuring its freezing points, glass transition temperatures, maximal-freeze-concentration condition (T′m and T′g), and solute melting points (or decomposition temperature) by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). The freezing curve and glass transition lines were developed using Clausius-Clapeyron equation by incorporating concept of unfrozen water, and Gordon-Taylor equation, respectively. The developed state diagram of date flesh can be used in determining its stability during storage as a function of temperature and moisture content (such as, frozen and dried conditions) as well as in designing drying and freezing processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-428
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Food Properties
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004


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  • Food Science

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