Rheological, textural and microstructural features of probiotic whey cheeses

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Whey cheeses have been manufactured with probiotic bacteria - viz. Bifidobacterium animalis Bo and Lactobacillus casei LAFTI (R) L26, from combinations of bovine whey and milk, following protein denaturation at 90 degrees C; they were subsequently inoculated (at 10%) with those strains, and homogenized afterwards; additives such as salt and sugar were then incorporated; and the resulting solid matrices were stored at 7 degrees C for up to 21 d. Oscillatory measurements and instrumental texture profile analyses were performed, and sensory analyses were carried out by a trained panel. Microstructural features were in addition ascertained by scanning electron microscopy. L. casei exhibited a higher acidifying activity than B. animalis, which produced distinct textures; higher firmness and viscoelasticity were indeed found in matrices inoculated with the former. Incorporation of sugar and L casei favoured consumer acceptability, relative to plain matrices. Microstructural differences were detected between matrices at different times of storage and formulated with distinct additives
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)75-81
JournalLwt-Food Science And Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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