Physicochemical and Sensory Quality of Brown Sugar: Variables of Processing Study

  •  Raphael Orlandi    
  •  Marta Verruma-Bernardi    
  •  Simone Sartorio    
  •  Maria Borges    


The lack of standardization in the processing of brown sugar reflects in its physicochemical and sensory quality and, consequently, harms the small producers and cottage industries in the products commercialization. In this context, this work aimed to study the influence of the variables – period of the year, variety of sugar cane, pH and final temperature of juice cooking – on the acquisition of a product that is acceptable according to the physicochemical and sensory requisites. The physicochemical parameters of the sugars that best classified the product presented juice neutral pH (7.0) and finalization temperature at 118 oC for both varieties, in the late period. In the sensory aspect, the sugars of the variety RB92579 found, in a general context, greater acceptance, being classified, also by the judges, as sugars of a darker appearance, smaller granules, less intense sweet aroma and flavor, and high solubility.

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  • Issn(Print): 1916-9752
  • Issn(Onlne): 1916-9760
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: monthly

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