Effects of Storage Time and Temperature on Nutritional Content of Fortified Fruitcake
Final rept. 1982-1984
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA
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A storage study was conducted at U.S. Army Natick Research, Development, and Engineering Center to determine if fortified, thermoprocessed fruitcake would retain its acceptability and nutritional value in extended storage. This fruitcake is to be nutritionally adequate for use as a NASA contingency ration. Vitamins A, C, E, B6, B12, folicin, and niacin, calcium, and magnesium were added to meet 100 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance for males 22-35 years of age. Fruitcakes were stored for two years at 4 C and 21 C, and one year at 38 C. It was found to retain nutritional quality during storage and met requirements for most of the nutrients under test.
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