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Vol. 8, Issue 9 (2019)

Process optimization and shelf life study of retort processed coconut milk

Author(s):
Sahana N and Ramasamy D
Abstract:
A study was conducted to develop a sterilized coconut milk using retort for household consumption. In India so far coconut milk is not processed commercially. Tetra pack has done only in UHT technology which cost about minimum of Rs 15 crores. By retort processing technology, it can be made available in glass and polypropylene bottles which are cheaper and retort machine are available at minimum rate of Rs 2 lakhs onwards. Coconut milk was extracted using hydraulic press from fresh coconut gratings and diluted to a fat content of 20%. Proximate analysis and physic-chemical properties of processed coconut milk were analyzed. Studies have indicated that sterilization of coconut milk at 90 ËšC for 15 minutes can be stored in room temperature for four months without affecting its overall acceptability.
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How to cite this article:
Sahana N, Ramasamy D. Process optimization and shelf life study of retort processed coconut milk. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(9):134-136.

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