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Fortification of sweetened plain yogurt with insoluble dietary fiber


 Seven types of insoluble dietary fiber from five different sources (soy, rice, oat, corn and sugar beet) were used to fortify sweetened plain yogurt. Fiber addition caused an acceleration in the acidification rate of the experimental group yogurts, and most of the fortified yogurts also showed increases in their apparent viscosity. Soy I and sugar beet fibers caused a significant decrease in viscosity due to partial syneresis. In general, fiber addition led to lower overall flavor and texture scores. A grainy flavor and a gritty texture were intense in all fiber-fortified yogurts, except in those made with oat fiber. Oat II fiber gave the best results; differences with controls in terms of flavor quality scores not being statistically significant. The evolution of organic acids during the fermentation and cold storage of control and oat-II-fiber-fortified yogurts showed a similar pattern; only acetic and propionic acids were found in significantly higher amounts in the fiber- fortified product.

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Received: 27 June 1996/Revised version: 2 September 1996

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Fernández-García, E., McGregor, J. Fortification of sweetened plain yogurt with insoluble dietary fiber. Z Lebensm Unters Forsch 204, 433–437 (1997).

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  • Key words Dietary fiber
  • yogurt
  • Fermentation
  • Organic acids
  • Sensory assesment