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Crystallinity properties and crystallization behavior of chocolate fat blends

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Teodoro da Silva, Thais Lomonaco ; Grimaldi, Renato ; Calligaris, Guilherme Andrade ; Cardoso, Lisandro Pavie ; Guaraldo Goncalves, Lireny Aparecida
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MYSORE; v. 54, n. 7, p. 1979-1989, JUN 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Cocoa butter (CB) provides unique crystallization characteristics to chocolates and confectionary products; hence, it is an important value-add product. However, other alternative fats that minimally affect the crystallization behaviour of chocolates and confectionary products are now being increasingly used. This study analyzed the crystallization behaviour of CB, cocoa butter substitutes (CBSs), and their blends. Blends were prepared using CBS concentrations: 5, 10, 15, 20 and 37.5%. CB, CBS, and their blends were evaluated by following analysis: solid fat content, isothermal analysis, polarized light microscopic, thermal behaviour, X-ray diffraction and consistency. Crystallization analysis showed an incompatibility between the 2 fats, with a reduction in the crystallinity and increase in liquid content in all the blends. Eutectic crystallization at 20 A degrees C was only observed for the blend containing 20% CBSs. This was considered as a positive result because previous studies have indicated that CBS concentration in CB blends should not be more than 5%. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/10871-6 - Comparative study of the influence of emulsifiers sorbitan esters and sucrose esters on the crystallization behaviour and polymorphism of cocoa butter and lipid model system
Grantee:Monise Helen Masuchi Buscato
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 09/53006-0 - Modification, control and stabilization of the crystallization and polymorphic behavior of fats, with emphasis in cocoa butter and palm oil
Grantee:Theo Guenter Kieckbusch
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants