THE EVALUATION OF DEHYDRATED RAW CABBAGE FOR NAVY USE
NAVAL SUPPLY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY BAYONNE NJ
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A study was conducted to compare dehydrated raw cabbage with fresh cabbage and to determine the suitability of the dehydrate for Navy use. The dehydrate failed to comply with the Military Specification MIL-C-826A for rehydration ratio and textural and taste properties of the rehydrated product. The reconstituted cabbage lacked desirable eye appeal, flavor and texture and was not comparable organoleptically with fresh cabbage. One pound of dehydrate was found to be equivalent to 9.3 pounds of fresh cabbage A.P. and when substituted for the fresh it offered a substantial saving in weight and space. While there is a definite need in the Navy supply system for a dehydrated cabbage, the product evaluated was not considered satisfactory for the purpose. It was recommended that the dehydrated cabbage available at present continue to be utilized aboard those Navy vessels where rationdense foods are required for extended cruises and that the Facility continue to evaluate dehydrated cabbage products as they become commercially available.
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